Alister Martin MD, MPP, is an emergency physician and Chief Resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency and Founder of the Get Waivered campaign. Massachusetts is the #1 state in the U.S. for emergency department visits for patients struggling with opioid addiction and as a young physician in training, Alister found that most of these patients were being sent home without evidence based treatment for their addiction. He organized physicians, policy students, and designers to create the nation’s first campaign named Get Waivered aimed at training emergency physicians to be able to start patients looking for help overcoming their addiction on evidence based treatment. His work is now featured as the national model at the NIH and NIDA and is now operating at the state level, has been written about in the Boston Globe and NPR, and is helping to transform the emergency department into the front door for opioid addiction recovery treatment nationwide.

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