2014 Summer Conference Session: The Opioid Epidemic, Part 1: A Public Health Response to the Opioid Problem

Opioid abuse and overdoses are reaching epidemic proportions across the country and within Maryland. From the Baltimore-Washington metro area to rural Eastern Shore and Western Maryland, the epidemic is hitting hard in big cities and small towns alike. Medical treatments, public education campaigns, and prescription drug drop-off boxes are some of the strategies being used to address the problem from the public health front. In the first part of this two-part session, panelists will address the opioid epidemic from a public health perspective and discuss what is currently being done, how it’s being done, and why in jurisdictions across Maryland.


Yngvild Olsen, M.D., M.P.H.
Jinlene Chan, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Health Officer, Anne Arundel County
Craig Stofko, M.Ed, LCADC, Health Officer, Somerset County

Date/Time: Thursday, August 14, 2014; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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