Across the Generations: Epidemiology and Public Health Approaches to the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

Date: 

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:45pm to 1:35pm

Location: 

TMEC 250

Open to all HMS students.

The Essentials II faculty, Emma Eggleston, MD, MPH and Angie Gray, BSN, RN, host:

West Virginia suffers from the highest rate of drug overdose mortality in the US, largely driven by the opioid epidemic. The talk will provide an overview of the data and trends of opioid use and overdose in WV; discuss social determinants of opioid use and the impact of the epidemic on families and communities; and examine public health approaches, including primary prevention, secondary prevention, and harm reduction.