In 2018, APA’s Planning and Community Health Center and Healthy Communities Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars to explore the intersection of planning and the opioid epidemic. Designed to share local experiences and national resources, the series is also meant to launch a network of members and peer professionals working to understand the crisis and our roles in it.
The second session, Responding to the Opioid Epidemic, will look at how communities can respond to the opioid crisis. Best or emerging practices and community experiences will be shared. Dr. Brandon Marshall from the Brown University School of Public Health will share his experiences with Prevent Overdose RI, Rhode Island’s drug overdose surveillance and information dashboard. Dr. Robert Park from the East Tennessee State University will share his experiences in opening a non-residential opioid treatment center and the challenges involved.