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America’s Drug Control Strategy

1 CE Hour

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  • Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP and Beth Connolly
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Dr. Gupta, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Assistant Director Beth Connolly will provide remarks on President Biden’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy, sharing some of its key, quantifiable objectives that have been specified for its prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery goals, and other priority areas. They will talk about the Strategy’s priorities, actions the Administration has taken and is currently working on, as well as its implementation plans going forward. There will be questions and answers as time allows.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. List several of the goals of the National Drug Control Strategy.
  2. Describe measurable objectives for the goals of the National Drug Control Strategy.
  3. Describe implementation plans for one or more priority areas of the National Drug Control Strategy.
CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP and Beth Connolly
Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta MD, MPH, MBA, FACP
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, most recently served as the Chief Medical and Health Officer, Interim Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President at March of Dimes. In his role, Dr. Gupta provided strategic oversight for March of Dimes’ domestic and global medical and public health efforts. He recently served as clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine as well as adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University and visiting faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A practicing primary care physician of 25 years, Dr. Gupta began his career in private practice in an underserved community of fewer than 2,000 residents. He has since served under two Governors as the Health Commissioner of West Virginia. As the state’s Chief Health Officer, he led the opioid crisis response efforts and launched a number of pioneering public health initiatives, including the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Birthscore program to identify high-risk infants. Dr. Gupta also led the development of the state’s Zika action plan and its preparedness efforts during the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak. A national and global thought leader and a driver of innovative public policies on health issues, Dr. Gupta serves as an advisor to several organizations and task forces on local, national and international public health policy. The son of an Indian diplomat, Rahul was born in India and grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. At age 21, he completed medical school at the University of Delhi. He earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a global master’s of business administration degree from the London School of Business and Finance. He is married to Dr. Seema Gupta, a physician in the Veterans Administration for over a decade. They are the proud parents of identical twin sons, Arka and Drew.
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