FDRHPO to Host ‘Community Opioid Forums’ in Jefferson, Lewis Counties

FORT DRUM REGIONAL HEALTH PLANNING ORGANIZATION (FDRHPO) IS SEEKING COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR OPEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT OPIOID TREATMENT, RECOVERY, AND PREVENTION IN JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUNTIES

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in collaboration with PIVOT Prevention and Health Services, will be hosting three community opioid forums in Jefferson and Lewis counties this August.

Community members are invited to participate in the open discussions, which will help both hosting agencies gather input on local barriers to opioid treatment, recovery, and prevention resources in our counties. Forum details are as follows:

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Alexandria Bay Village Office
110 Walton Street, Alexandria Bay

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Lowville Fire Department
5420 Parkway Drive, Lowville

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Harrisville Fire Department
14226 Church Street, Harrisville

Our process at FDRHPO is always to analyze our community first, so we fully understand local needs before forming a plan and working toward solutions,” said Pat A. Fontana Jr., FDRHPO’s Director of Population Health. “These forums are a great opportunity for those who work or reside in Lewis County or rural areas of Jefferson County to tell us what is needed in their communities, and we hope to fill both sessions so we can hear as many thoughts as possible.

Each community forum has capacity for 30 participants. All participants must be at least 18 years old and live or works in Lewis County, or a rural area of Jefferson County (e.g. Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Wilna). Whether you are a community member, law enforcement officer, healthcare professional, government official, faith- or community-based worker, school faculty/staff, or an individual in recovery, you are welcome to participate. Similar forums were held in St. Lawrence County in May 2019.

RSVPs are preferred. Register now at: www.fdrhpo.org/forums.


Community Opioid Forums Flyer

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