Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Everything You Want to Know About Opioids

Prescription Drugs / Substance Use


Healthcare Triage

Grant Period:

Nov 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2016



Summary of the Project:

With support from a NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant, Healthcare Triage produced an online video series on the use of opioids in the U.S., including their legitimate use in medicine and their immediate and long-term health impacts.

About the Grantee:

Healthcare Triage is an online video series about health care hosted by Dr. Aaron Carroll, who explains health care policy, medical research and answers viewer questions about medicine, health and health care.

Related Grantee Work

May 25, 2016

Opioid Addiction and Treatment

In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll reviews the treatment options available to those addicted or dependent on opioids. He also highlights the importance of efforts to prevent addiction, such as the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts program to curb overprescription of opioids.

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May 18, 2016

America's Epidemic of Opioid Abuse

In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains how abuse of prescription opioids can lead to addiction and explores the impact of opioid abuse and addiction on Americans and our health care system.

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May 10, 2016

The Science of Opioids

In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains the science behind how opioids relieve pain in the human body.

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May 03, 2016

The History of Opioids

In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll explores the evolution of opioids to treat pain, tracing the history of a growing epidemic as opioid medications became more powerful leading to our current crisis of addiction and overdose deaths.

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