AFRO Wednesday 04-21-2016

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen will be holding the second community forum for the Heroin Treatment and Prevention Taskforce, 6:30 to 9 p.m., April 23, at East Baltimore Development, 1731 E. Chase Street.

The taskforce was convened last fall by Mayor Rawlings-Blake to address the critical problem of opioid addiction. Its goal was to study
the problem of heroin addiction and propose solutions for improving access to effective treatment and neighborhood compatibility.

This is the second of two community meetings to hear from community stakeholders regarding overdose issues. The meeting will include community conversation around three issues: preventing fatal heroin overdoses; increasing access to quality treatment; and improving neighborhood compatibility.