OBAT Director Colleen LaBelle receives 2017 Betty Ford Award

Colleen LaBelle was presented the 2017 Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) at the organization’s annual conference held November 2-4.

Colleen LaBelle recieving AMERSA's Betty Ford Award, presented by Boston Medical Center's Richard Saitz, MD
Colleen LaBelle receiving AMERSA’s Betty Ford Award, presented by Boston Medical Center’s Richard Saitz, MD

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Team hosts statewide OBAT meeting: “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Linking Providers, Innovations, and Science”

The BMC OBAT team hosted this first-annual Massachusetts-wide OBAT conference May 25 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood. In attendance were 116 providers and administrators engaged in OBAT at 38 community health centers and hospitals across the state. Break-out sessions were organized by region to encourage local collaboration. The sessions addressed cutting-edge research findings on topics including: caring for substance-exposed newborns, opioid use disorder and pain management, and treating adolescents and young adults.

Attendees included nurses, doctors, social workers, LADAC/CADACs, community health workers, administrators, and others
Colleen LaBelle and Aislinn O’Keefe unveil the new OBAT website