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Opioid Crisis Roundtable Event [LW]
Start Date: 8/8/2017Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: 8/8/2017End Time: 12:00 PM

Event Description:
Senator Jack Latvala, Chairman of the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee, will hold a roundtable discussion on the opioid epidemic in Palm Beach County. Senator Kevin Rader and Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay and other members of the community will join the roundtable discussion to learn first-hand about the issues surrounding the epidemic of opioid overdoses in the county.

During the first five months of this year there were 311 opioid overdoses in Palm Beach County compared to 258 over same period in 2016. Last year there were a total of 592 opioid-related deaths in Palm Beach County alone.

Florida received a total of $54 million of federal grant money to address the opioid crisis. State spending of the grant money is managed through the budget which is administered in the Senate by the Appropriations Committee.
Location Information:
Lake Worth campus - PSD 108
Contact Information:
Phone: 561-868-3140
Email: ondrusr@palmbeachstate.edu
Event Cost:
Free

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