The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - The Opioid Addiction Epidemic: A Public Health Crisis

April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Neuroscience Research Building
635 Charles E. Young DR South, Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States
The Opioid Addiction Epidemic: A Public Health Crisis
Each day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. In fact, since 1999, deaths from heroin and prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone that are intended to reduce pain intensity—have increased fourfold. In this Health Forum, we will explore the severity of the nation’s opioid epidemic, including a discussion on its impact locally and a broader conversation on the policies and approaches needed to address and prevent further harm.
When:  Wednesday, April 26, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT       
              6:00-6:30 pm: Reception
              6:30-7:15 pm: Panel Presentations
              7:15-8:00 pm: Question and Answer Session
Shana Alex Charles photo
Shana Alex Charles, PhD, MPP
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Faculty Associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Wesley Ford photo
Wesley Ford, MA, MPH
Director, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Larissa Mooney photo
Larissa Mooney, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA
Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic
Ricky Bluthenthal photo
Ricky N. Bluthenthal, PhD
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and the Institute for Prevention Research
Keck School of Medicine, USC
The Health Forum is recorded and available in our media archive HERE.

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