Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"more effectively involve the community"

Opioid abuse and addiction will become a regular topic on the Board of Health’s agenda. 
Member Jordan Warnick, who made the push for Medway to join the SAFE Community Coalition, based out of Franklin, made the request at Monday’s meeting “so opioid abuse can come up as a regular topic.” 
Warnick said the coalition’s meeting – which featured a speech by Director of Addiction Recovery Management Service at Mass General Hospital Dr. John Kelly – was a success. 
“He gave a really good discussion of the problem at a community level so that everybody could understand it,” said Warnick, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2012. “I even took some new things away from it.”
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The June 30 meeting

The Aug 12 meeting

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