March 7-8: LINCS Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Adult Education
Submitted by Michael Cruse on February 26, 2019 - 1:03pm
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There has been a lot of recent news coverage about the causes and effects of the opioid epidemic, from all across America. This week, both 60 Minutes and the New York Times ran pieces, looking at the role of the Food and Drug Administration, and how race has impacted different responses to the epidemic. There has been $22 million in funding given to six states to aid in recovery efforts, under the National Health Emergency (NHE) Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant. As the country works to better understand and address the epidemic, adult educators and allies are part of the story.
Join a LINCS panel discussion next Thursday, March 7th, and Friday, March 8th, to discuss how the epidemic is impacting your work in adult education, and share strategies and resources for working with your community to address these impacts. We will be joined by long-time adult educator, Dr. Paul Jurmo, Ed.D., family & preventive medicine physician, Dr. Richard Bruno, M.D., and corrections specialist, Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D. in examining the issues impacting our learners, families, and programs.
No advance registration is required. Login to your LINCS account on Thursday, March 7th and join us. This event is being hosted in the Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes community, and will be cross-posted to the Career Pathways, Health Literacy, and Correctional and Re-entry Education communities. Bring your questions for our esteemed panel, and share your experiences addressing this epidemic, and its impact on our country.
Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes Moderator