Beth Elstad, CPRS, LADC
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Recovery Alliance Duluth
Beth Elstad is the co-founder and Executive Director of Recovery Alliance Duluth, the first recovery community organization located in Northeast Minnesota. She is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor and earned her BA in Accounting and Management from the College of St. Scholastica. Beth has over 24 years of experience in non-profit administration and has participated in several capital projects in the Duluth community. Beth has been actively engaged in the recovery community for nearly 25 years and has dedicated her life to working in ways that make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Cross-organizational, Interprofessional Effort to Increase Access to Medication Assisted Treatment and Other Support for Opioid Use Disorder from the Emergency Department Setting
In 2020, with the pandemic straining healthcare systems and opioid overdoses at an all-time high, a voice rose from within the Duluth community. There was an established foundation of treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) within primary care, but local health systems lacked pathways from their emergency departments to the complete support resources available within the community. In response, the Duluth-area OUD Collaborative was formed to address the quadruple aim of improving population health and patient experience through greater community coordination, reducing costs…