From the Front Lines: Tackling Opioid Misuse in Maryland

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 12-15 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.” The session entitled “From the Front Lines: Tackling Opioid Misuse in Maryland” will delve into the state’s opioid crisis and look at the measures being taken on a state and local level to gather, analyze and use community level data to develop and implement plans to tackle the crisis. The session will be held from 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm on Friday, August 14, 2015. More information about the session is below:

From the Front Lines: Tackling Opioid Misuse in Maryland

In response to the continued increase in opioid-related fatalities in Maryland, the Governor convened the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and Regional Summits across the state to hear directly from residents about the problems and potential solutions to the opioid epidemic. Additionally, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Behavioral Health Administration initiated the Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) with the goals of reducing prescription opioid and heroin misuse and abuse, reducing opioid related overdoses, and reducing fatalities that occur as a result of opioid overdoses. To gather more community level data, BHA collaborated with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to develop and administer the Maryland Public Opinion Survey on Opioids. This session will provide an overview and preliminary reports of the State’s community-based and data-driven efforts to overcome opioids.

Speakers:

  • The Honorable Brett Wilson, Maryland House of Delegates
  • Francoise Pradel, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Erin Haas, Behavioral Health Administration

Moderator: The Honorable Brett Wilson, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Friday, August 14, 2015; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

For a schedule of educational sessions at MACo’s Summer Conference, please view the Registration Brochure.

Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.

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