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A policy analysis of the University of Pittsburgh opioid campus policy

Gbaintor, Yei (2019) A policy analysis of the University of Pittsburgh opioid campus policy. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Opioid addiction and overdose is a relevant public health issue. It has had significant impact on the United States. The number of people affected by opioids are continuing to increase each year. This policy analysis discusses the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, explores the University of Pittsburgh drug campus policies, and provides recommendations on how to strengthen campus policies in order to create awareness, educate students, and ultimately reduce the prevalence of addiction and overdose. The University of Pittsburgh drug policy and school code was analyzed in detail as it pertains to opioid overdose prevention. Then a literature review on other relevant federal, state, and campus polices was conducted. The university policy was then compared to findings of the literature review and discussed with respect to 4 main areas: naloxone accessibility and training, medical amnesty policy, opioid education, and recovery. This analysis concludes by making four recommendations to improve the University of Pittsburgh drug policies and program.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gbaintor, Yeiyfg1@pitt.eduyfg1
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBarron, Geraldgbarron@pitt.edugbarronUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberEgan, Jamesjee48@pitt.edujee48UNSPECIFIED
Date: 9 April 2019
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 39
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 17:10
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 17:10


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