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Miami-Dade County to host first Opioid Addiction Task Force meeting to reduce addiction in the community

MIAMI (January 29, 2017)

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Florida Department of Health, will host the first meeting of the Miami-Dade County Opioid Addiction Task Force on Monday, January 30 at 9 a.m.

The Opioid Task Force is charged with developing an effective action plan that addresses the reduction of opioid and heroin addiction and prevents overdose deaths.

This Task Force seeks to combat the epidemic by engaging the community, identifying best practices in deterring new users, and addressing holistic and comprehensive care to those struggling with opioid abuse.  The task force will also study healthcare solutions, the role of the justice system in opioid prevention, and will raise awareness.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle
Commission Chairman Esteban Bovo
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida Department of Health
What:
Opioid Addiction Task Force Meeting
When:
January 30, 2017 — 09:00 a.m.
Where:
Stephen P. Clark Center
Commission Chamber
111 NW 1 Street
Miami, FL 33128