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.
• More information and to register: Visit paopioidconference.eventbrite.com.