Public meeting on Opioid Crisis planned in Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is working to develop an opioid response plan.  In order to get public engagement in the effort, they are holding a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.  It will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Virginia Water Development Authority located at 1009 Bullitt Street.

DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy Director Jim Johnson is coordinating the meeting with a panel of public health experts.  The public is invited to provide comments and share ideas for prevention, early intervention/screening, treatment, recovery, decreasing overdoses and reducing maternal drug use.  Comments received during the meeting will be considered for the West Virginia Opioid Response Plan which will be submitted to the Governor and the Legislature.

The public comment period will be open through Dec. 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.  Comments may be submitted online at dhhr.wv.hov/bph.

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