2020 Learning Collaborative Registration
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to extend an invitation to hospitals in Chicago and suburban Cook County to participate in the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Learning Collaborative (HOTR-LC). The HOTR-LC will bring hospital teams together to support and facilitate conversation around best practices, implementation, and quality improvement as it relates to caring for people with opioid use disorder and/or those who are at risk for opioid overdose. Hospital teams are welcome to participate in any of the learning collaborative sessions of interest. We encourage hospital teams to participate in all of the sessions though is not required. There will be a total of six in-person learning sessions over a six-month period (July-December 2020). Meetings will be held virtually due to COVID-19 considerations.
The registration form is due Friday, July 10th at 5:00 pm. Find the short registration form here.
View the schedule of sessions.
2020 Request for Applications – Demonstration Sites
As the backbone organization of the Alliance for Health Equity (AHE) the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking applications from AHE member hospitals to participate in the second phase of the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Demonstration Project. The intent of the demonstration project is to expand hospital capacity and partnerships to initiate medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and naloxone prescribing/distribution in hospital settings in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County. Applicants may apply for projects to support adoption in emergency departments (EDs) and/or inpatient units.
*Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to move back the application deadline for the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response (HOTR) demonstration sites and learning collaborative; the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response (HOTR) RFA deadline is extended to June 30, 2020. The Learning Collaborative will kickoff in July.
2019 Learning Collaborative Evaluation Report
From April to December 2019, clinical leaders from nine hospitals in Cook County worked together to share best practices and apply quality improvement to better serve people with opioid use disorder in the first phase of the Alliance for Health Equity’s Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Learning Collaborative. The evaluation report, prepared by the American Institutes for Research, outlines the learning collaborative and demonstration site goals, structure, results, lessons learned, and opportunities.