The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Opioids Task Force will be holding a Flint and Thumb RegionVirtual Town Hall on September 25 to discuss the opioid epidemic in the region.
State officials want to learn more about how opioid abuse has impacted the area. MDHHS will be sharing the 2020 strategy that is in place and will be seeking feedback from the public to develop a “crisis response that is flexible; effective to fit the needs of communities from Detroit to Grand Rapids to Marquette; and informed by the experiences of Michiganders affected by the crisis”, according to a press release from the department.
The three main questions that will be asked at the town hall will be: How has the opioid epidemic affected you, your family or your community? What services, programs or policies would you recommend to help address the crisis? How can the state help combat stigma and change the narrative around opioid use disorder?
Residents can tune in to the town hall on September 25, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. by following this link.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland