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Posted on: June 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Virtual and In-Person Options for Upcoming All-Hands Whatcom Opioid Summit

Join us for the All-Hands Whatcom Opioid Summit from 8:30am - 5pm June 27-28. This free event will have a virtual option for morning sessions streamed live as part of the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Addiction Institute’s Transforming our Communities event. Participants can watch the live streamed morning sessions together at Bellingham High School or off site at a location that works best for them. All afternoon sessions will be in-person at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Avenue. 

“Events like this are opportunities for learning, dialogue, and collaboration,” said Co-Health Officer Dr. Greg Thompson. “By co-sponsoring events like this we can bring together organizations and individuals working in all aspects of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.” 

Presentations and panels will include topics like:

  • Background of the opioid epidemic.
  • Grief and loss.
  • Prevention and treatment.
  • Youth and illegal opioid use.
  • Tribal leadership and experiences.
  • Developing community-wide solutions.

The event will also include facilitated break out sessions and listening sessions from people with lived experiences related to the opioid epidemic. 

Whatcom County Health and Community Services is a sponsor of this event, alongside Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, Birch Bay Blaine Thrives!, Chuckanut Health Foundation, City of Bellingham, Healthy Whatcom, Northwest Washington Medical Society, PeaceHealth, and the Whatcom Community Foundation. 

For more information, visit www.allhandswhatcom.org.

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