Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis: What’s Being Done on the Peninsula?
There is no doubt that California is facing a deadly epidemic with fentanyl. In 2021, 5,961 Californians died from fentanyl overdose. That’s more than the estimated 4,258 people who died in auto accidents on California roads and more than double the 2,548 killed in homicides. 1 in 5 youth deaths involved fentanyl that year.
These deaths come, in part, from people unknowingly buying another substance that turns out to contain fentanyl. Lack of understanding of this epidemic is contributing to needless overdoses and death. It’s important for people of all ages to understand what fentanyl is and how it affects the body, to learn what our government is doing about it, and to hear from families that have lived through tragedy caused by this nefarious substance. That’s why I am hosting a virtual town hall on “Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis: What’s Being Done on the Peninsula?”
I am honored to host these experts in the field of health policy and parent activists on this topic: Dr. Windy McNerney, Ph. D., Director of Biological Science Core Division in the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the VA Palo Alto, and a Clinical Associate Professor (affiliated) at Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine; Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee; San Mateo County Superintendent Nancy Magee; and parent activists Ed Ternan, President of Song for Charlie, and Liz Walker of the Colin Walker Memorial Foundation.
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A Virtual Town Hall
“Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis: What’s Being Done on the Peninsula?”
Thursday, August 31st
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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