Clarion University hosts “Communities in Crisis — PA Opioid Epidemic” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 12 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Complex. Dr. Rachel Levine, secretary of health for Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker.

Gov. Tom Wolf declared the opioid epidemic a statewide public health emergency in January. This conference will continue the discussion to provide up-to-date information regarding heroin and opioids.

Conference outcomes include:

• Understanding the history of opioid use and misuse;

• Identifying treatment options for opioid addiction;

• Describing Pennsylvania’s response to the opioid epidemic;

• Discussing the stigma of addiction experience by clients and families;

• Analyzing the challenges and response opportunities for rural Pennsylvania.

Cost to register is $75; Clarion University students can register for $25, and members of Sigma Theta Tau International or Emergency Nursing Association can register for $50. Registration is open through April 2.

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