Session Details

Leadership Insights: The Future of Substance Use Disorder Treatment—Where Patient Care Meets Public Health

Wednesday, March 22

9:00–10:30 a.m.

The issue of substance use disorders has gained national attention due to the level of need, increased challenges during the pandemic and steadily rising overdose deaths. In fact, a person in the U.S. is more likely to die from an overdose than from a motor vehicle accident. Despite decreased barriers to substance use disorder treatment resulting from the flexibilities created during the pandemic regarding virtual care, the need for evidence-based care remains strong. Join three of the top experts in the behavioral healthcare space as they discuss the landscape of the substance use disorder field to include the challenges facing heath systems today, the latest health system and public behavioral health approaches to these challenges, and how healthcare leaders can work to successfully address the ongoing care needs of their patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current landscape of substance use disorder treatment.
  • Identify best practices for how healthcare leaders can work to successfully address behavioral health issues within their organizations.

Presented By

Wayne Young, FACHE

Wayne Young, FACHE


The Harris Center
Dawn Zieger

Dawn Zieger

Vice President, Behavioral Health | Assistant Professor

Geisinger | Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Annie Peters, PhD, LP

Annie Peters, PhD, LP

Director of Research and Education

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers