Date(s) - Wednesday, August 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse’s Community Response Team, which provides community wide strategies to reduce the consequences of opiate use, will host a panel discussion to unveil and explain Broward County’s Opiate Action Plan, including naloxone expansion and intervention.
Epidemiologist Jim Hall will provide information on rates of opiate related overdoses, fentanyl and the dangerous counterfeit pills that are being documented throughout the country. David Scharf, Co-Chair of the Community Response Team and Executive Director of Community Programs at Broward Sheriff’s Office, will serve as Moderator.Panelists will include community leaders from Broward Addiction Recovery Center, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD), United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, and South Florida Wellness Network.
Broward County providers will be in attendance to learn new information as well as discuss and provide further solutions to this pressing public health issue. This event is free and open to the public — Community members are encouraged to attend to learn and provide feedback.
For more information, click on the event link.