The Ballard Community Task Force for Hunger and Homelessness (BCTHH) invite you to a panel discussion Thursday April 26 from 10:30AM-12PM at Nyer Urness House, 1753 NW 56th St., East Meeting Room.
This meeting is going to be focused on the opioid epidemic and is open to the public. The panel members are an impressive group of professionals who are currently involved in our city.
INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 10 min.
- Ballard Neighborcare update on health issues of clients: Doyle McCarthy 5 min.
- Report from the Ballard Street: Jenn Adams, The Bridge, Paige Killinger, REACH 10 min.
PANEL PRESENTATIONS: Health issues and the OPIOID epidemic 45 min.
Susan Kingston, Center for Opioid Safety Education, University of Washington: Implementation of programs to address opioid overdose and new treatment models
James Walsh, MD, Swedish Medical Center: Low-barrier buprenorphine program at the needle exchange site in the University District
Patricia Sully, staff attorney, Public Defender Association
David Sapienza, MD, treatment provider: Safe consumption sites
Q&A: A time for meeting attendees to ask questions of our presenters 20 min.
for more info about BCTHH check out:
www.facebook.com/ballardhomelessness and http://bcthh.pbworks.com
The Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger (BCTHH) works to end homelessness and hunger in the Ballard community by providing a forum for services providers, community advocates, and governmental agencies to share information, and to capitalize on their collective resources, and coordinate efforts. We will work as advocates of change and partners of compassion toward a just and supportive community.