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Health Insurance and the Opioid Epidemic

Date(s) of the workshop: July  6, 2020  
Time of the workshop: 2 PM, ET  
Location: Your Computer  
Contact: Katrina Babb  
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Registration Fee: No charge  
Workshop Description: High School Teachers:

Presenter: Biniyam Yemane, Doctoral Candidate, IUPUI

The United States is facing an unprecedented opioid epidemic with over 2 million people having a prescription opiate addiction. This session will explore and exposit the impact of access to health insurance in reducing the opioid epidemic. The session will also use the behavioral economic approach in explaining substance abuse among young adults and discuss alternative prevention and intervention strategies.

There is no charge for High School Teachers to participate in the Health Economics Institute. All sessions will be held online daily from July 6 through July 17. See agenda for details at: Register for as many sessions as you like or all sessions!

Participants may earn 1 point for each session. High school teachers who teach or integrate economics into their classrooms will:

Review and reinforce an understanding of economic concepts identified in the Economics Standards. Share best teaching practices relating these concepts to current health economic micro, macro and public policy issues.

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