A Compassionate Call to Action in

West Virginia — May 11, 2017

As part of its 360 Strategy, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has partnered with CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) to host A Compassionate Call to Action in West Virginia, May 11, 2017 at the University of Charleston from 9 AM — 3:30 PM.

To effectively address the pills to heroin epidemic, all sectors of a community must join forces to develop collaborative engagement strategies. To facilitate this collaboration, this summit will bring together community leaders to focus on key sectors, which are critical in influencing behavior change: faith, families, education, law enforcement, and the healthcare continuum.

Participants working in small groups will analyze several unique challenges that prescription drug and heroin abuse present and identify innovative strategies to overcome these barriers. The stigma associated with prescription drug and heroin abuse will be at the forefront of these small group discussions.

Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will speak on the importance of leveraging federal and community leadership in preventing opioid misuse.

Registration is free, but you must register in order to ensure you have a spot reserved for the day of the event.

Attendees will gain:

  • In-depth insights on the national and local opioid landscape
  • Tangible strategies and tactics to address the heroin epidemic within their sphere of influence
  • Access to a panel of experts spanning from law enforcement officers to grassroots community activists to healthcare professionals
  • Networking with local and national leaders addressing this issue
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A Compassionate Call to Action in West Virginia — May 11