The Florida League of Mayors is partnering with an organization called “Project Opioid” which was created to empower leaders to confront the overdose crisis and give those leaders the tools they need to reduce opioid deaths in their communities. Project Opioid is focused on educating leaders on how to build coalitions, launch regional overdose initiatives, and promote high-level advocacy to transform and save the greatest number of lives in their communities.
As you may know, more than 100,000 Americans died of an opioid overdose last year alone. This crisis is growing and has impacted every community in Florida.
Project Opioid is hosting a special event Thursday, April 14th, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET at The Citrus Club in Orlando. This is a community impact breakfast focused on solving the overdose crisis in Central Florida. At this event, Project Opioid will provide an update on the opioid crisis in Central Florida and discuss how leaders can address this crisis and save lives in their communities.
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Solving the Overdose Crisis In Central Florida:
Community Impact Breakfast
Date: Thursday, April 14th, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Citrus Club, 255 S Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
The overdose crisis in our community is claiming more lives than ever, fueled by new even more deadly synthetic opioids. More than ever we need leaders to come together to implement solutions and save lives. Please join your fellow community leaders, and project Opioid Board members at this important event highlighting new data on why people are overdosing in Central Florida, and ground breaking new solutions that can impact those struggling, and transform this deadly epidemic in our region.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma
Project Opioid Founder Andrae Bailey
Florida Blue Market President Tony Jenkins
Community Advocate Dick Batchelor
UCF Associate Professor Dr. Kendall Cortelyou
Sponsored By: Florida Blue