Town Hall forums have been scheduled in four jurisdictions, and counting, where State leadership and local government officials will come together with the public to discuss overdose prevention strategies.
The Community Overdose Action Town Hall Series was launched this month by the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC). Their team will be visiting each of Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions to hear directly from community members and local leaders about how the State can do more to address the overdose crisis. To date, meetings have been scheduled to start in early September with locations in Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties.
These events are open to the public. Individuals interested in coming to give testimony or share ideas are welcome to sign-up. Registration is available online at the series page hosted on the OOCC website.
The series events are coming together in partnership with other state entities including the Maryland Department of Health and the Department of Housing and Community Development. On the local side, so far both county governments and county health departments are participating, with the potential for public safety and correctional divisions to take part as well.