Huntington Mayor Participates in Crossborder Round Table

Updated 50 weeks ago Edited from City of Huntington Press Release

Mayor Steve Williams  participated in the Canada-U.S. Roundtable on the Opioid Crisis at The Pew Charitable Trusts today in Washington, D.C.

The Roundtable is sponsored by the Cross-Border Health Foundation, World Health Innovation Network and Council of the Great Lakes Region.

The goals of the event are to exchange best practices in innovation to address problematic opioid use, including prevention, treatment and recovery; and to identify opportunities for collaboration, such as surveillance, research, training, and standards.

Williams  participated in a breakout session titled, “Access to Care and Population Health: A Perspective from Rural and Urban Communities.”  Williams will be joined on the panel by Dr. Jay Butler, chief medical officer for the state of Alaska; Dr. Kathryn Dong, director of the Addiction Recovery Community Health Team and Inner-City Health and Wellness for Alberta, Canada; Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer for the Province of British Columbia; and Dr. Lipi Roy, assistant professor at NYU Langone Health.

For more information about the Roundtable and to view the agenda, visit https://www.crossborderhealth.org/opioid-roundtable#opioidroundtable

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