Time: 12:00 pm
Name of Organisation: Overdose Data to Action Team – Jefferson County Department of Health
Contact: Abbi Pearman
Join the Jefferson County Department of Health on August 31, 2021 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CST to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day with a webinar discussion with Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th U.S. Surgeon General, moderated by Lauren Sisler.
Dr. Adams will discuss the worsening opioid overdose crisis in the U.S., his experience as the Indiana State Health Commissioner during the nation’s largest HIV & Hepatitis C outbreak associated with IV drug use, the impact of substance use disorder on his life, his work as “America’s Doctor” fighting the issues of substance use disorder and ensuing stigma, mental illness, and the opioid epidemic, and the importance of the work being done to combat these public health crises. Lauren Sisler, an award-winning sports broadcaster for ESPN and SEC Network and host at AL.com, will moderate this discussion, as well as share how substance use disorder has impacted her life. The audience is encouraged to submit their own questions throughout the event.