Epidemiology of OUD: the US and the District

Open this course Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour Audience: Providers
Credits Available: AMAAAPAANCCASWBACPENAADACCPHCHES UAN #JA4008162-9999-19-943-H01-P
Activity Release Date: September 27, 2019 Expiration Date: September 27, 2020

This module provides learners with an overview of the state of opioid use and opioid use disorder across the country and within the District of Columbia. The module will discuss the burden of opioid use disorders and overdoses and review current and historical trends in the epidemiological data.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current spread of opioid use and overdoses across the US and within the District
  • Detail the common demographics of people living with OUD in DC
  • Understand the main drugs utilized by people living with OUD
  • Understand the regional needs for services for people living with OUD


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV