First anniversary celebration of the Drug Safe Coalition set for Monday
The Drug Safe Solano Coalition will be celebrating their first anniversary with an event at Touro University California on Monday, the university announced.
Drug Safe Solano is a group of healthcare and community stakeholders from across Solano County who have come together to address the epidemic of local opioid overdoses and increasing rate of substance dependency present in the county.
The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Touro University California Farragut Inn, 1310 Club Drive on Mare Island.
Speakers at the event will include, among others: United States Congressman Mike Thompson, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, Vallejo City Mayor Bob Sampayan, Solano County Under-Sheriff Brad DeWall; Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, provost of Touro University California and Chairman of the Solano County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, Dr. Richard Barry.
Since its formation one year ago, the coalition has been responsible for a number of local initiatives. Most dramatic has been the facilitation of the use of the overdose reversal agent Narcan by Solano County Law Enforcement agencies. Over 12 lives have been saved by sheriff’s deputies and local police departments so far.
The coalition is working with Solano County’s hospitals and the County Medical Society to emphasize the importance of safe opioid prescribing guidelines while preserving the humane treatment of patients in pain. The Coalition stakeholders share data enhancing the understanding of providers and educating the public about the opioid epidemic in our communities.
Drug Safe Solano was recently recognized with a Resolution from the Board of Supervisors for its achievements.
The public is invited to join us for a celebration of this significant public health
milestone for Solano County. Tickets are available through Eventbrite at: www.eventbrite.com/e/drug-safe-solano-one-year-celebration-tickets-71107700045.
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