International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Panel Discussion

Date: 31/08/2022
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Virtual:
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Temple University, College of Public Health
Contact: Ra’Shaun Gass

This is the second year that CPH has recognized IOAD. We have put together a diverse panel that will speak on how the overdose crisis has affected the North Philadelphia community, how to reduce unintentional overdose and overdose deaths, substance use stigma and its impact on overdose prevention, the signs of overdose, how to respond to an overdose, and how medical amnesty and Good Samaritan Laws can protect Temple students and community members who report substance use related emergencies.

– Clayton Ruley, MSS, MLSP, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Community Liver Alliance – Overdose rates in our area, disparities for persons of color, main reasons for the increase and possible solutions
– Katherine Zuk, Social and Behavioral Sciences Grad Student/TA , Temple University – Experience as person in recovery and overdose prevention from this point of view
– Christina Peterson, M.Ed., Associate Director, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards – Temple’s medical amnesty policy
– Jillian Bauer-Reese, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism – Harm reduction in general, Narcan training and drug testing, good Samaritan laws, Kensington

– Deirdre Dingman, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Associate Professor Social and Behavioral Sciences, Temple University
– Kate Gallagher, MSW, LCSW, Director of Community Based Learning for the Office of Community-Engaged Research and Practice, Temple University

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