Health, education and governmental leaders trying to solve the opioid crisis came together on April 6 in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium, sharing insights and how to put ideas into action. The program was one of the highlights of the College of Public Health’s National Public Health Week.
Public health, addiction and mental health experts from state agencies, and from health departments in Columbus, Dayton/Montgomery County, Knox County and Muskingum County in Ohio discussed how they are battling the opioid crisis, both on the front lines and through broader policy and services.
Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped by to welcome participants and to share his insights into how Ohio can collectively work together to address the problem.
Individuals shared personal stories of loved ones lost to opioid addiction, and their struggles and recovery.
To view video of the program, please see below: