University Of Findlay Gets Grant To Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

8/9/18 – 5:19 A.M.

The University of Findlay is joining more than 70 nonprofit organizations to combat the opioid epidemic. The school recently received a $10,000 Best Practices in Pain Medication Use grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation. They’ll use the grant to survey and educate doctors in Hancock County about CDC opioid prescription guidelines for chronic pain management.

Two College of Pharmacy professors will handle the outreach project. Professor Tim Burkart says they’ll first focus on what doctors in the community already know about the most up-to-date CDC guidelines. They’ll also offer opportunities for education for those they survey. They’ll check back at a later date to measure the impact of the educational efforts.