March 7-8: LINCS Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Adult Education

Hello Program Management group colleagues,

The asynchronous discussion below will be taking place on March 7th and 8th in the four groups indicated. I hope that those in the Program Management group who may be interested will join one of those groups for this discussion. Advanced registration is not required.

David J. Rosen, Moderator

LINCS CoP Program Management group

March 7-8: LINCS Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Adult Education

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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 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.

Mike Cruse

Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes Moderator