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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic and Philadelphia’s Response
March 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019
Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. In Philadelphia, the epidemic resulted in over 900 deaths in 2016, 1,200 deaths in 2017, and 1,100 deaths in 2018. Learn more about the history of the epidemic, as well as Mayor Kenney’s mandate that city departments “fail fast” as they attempt to find strategies to address, abate, and treat those with opioid abuse disorder and the communities trapped by its impact. Facilitated by Jeffrey Hom, MD (Policy Advisor for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health) and Beverly Woods (St. Peter’s parishioner and Assistant Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services for the City of Philadelphia).