Overdose Prevention Outreach: Reaching Our Older Adult & Rural Populations

April 15, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Substance Use Disorder SIG

As opioid-related overdose rates continue to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, outreach to special populations which have not been previously prioritized is urgently needed. Older adults are of interest given their risk for comorbidities and polypharmacy, as well as their potential to live in multigenerational households. Rural populations are also of interest due to limited access to harm reduction resources and medications for opioid use disorder treatment. In this webinar, leaders for overdose prevention outreach initiatives targeting these special populations will describe their programs and share lessons learned for academic pharmacists.


  1. Describe two overdose prevention outreach programs targeting the needs of older adults and rural populations
  2. Plan for different overdose prevention approaches for special populations 


Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy


Jennie B. Jarrett, PharmD, BCPS, MMedEd, FCCP
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Anita N. Jacobson, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy