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Virtual Hill Briefing on COVID-19 and Addiction: Local Communities Respond

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April 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join us for a briefing, with opening remarks from Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20), to discuss the current state of addiction treatment and harm reduction in communities grappling with COVID-19. Speakers will highlight local community responses to the simultaneous public health emergencies of opioid-involved overdoses and COVID-19. In addition, participants will share how recently waived federal rules relating to medication based treatment and telehealth are being applied locally, as well as how congressional funding can best aid local communities.
Welcoming Remarks:
Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20)

Steve Williams, Mayor, Huntington, West Virginia
Edwin Chapman, MD, Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine specialist, Washington, DC
Allie Hunter, Executive Director, Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI), Massachusetts
Stephen Loyd, MD, Medical Director, Cedar Recovery, Tennessee

Regina LaBelle, Director, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, O’Neill Institute
Shelly Weizman, Associate Director, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, O’Neill Institute

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