Ald. Michael Murphy
Press Release

Regional meeting on opioid epidemic included Senator Baldwin


By - Aug 12th, 2020 05:04 pm

Yesterday (Tuesday, August 11), Senator Tammy Baldwin took part in a virtual meeting focused on Milwaukee-area efforts to combat the deadly opioid epidemic.

The meeting, hosted by Alderman Michael J. Murphy, included public health experts and officials from across the region (including participants from Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha and Washington counties) who are working on solutions to opioid addiction and overdoses.

“The meeting was quite informative and valuable, and I thank Senator Baldwin for taking the time to share updates on efforts at the federal level and to listen to our comments and answer our questions,” said Alderman Murphy, who co-chaired the City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force, and sponsored legislation creating the city’s anti-overdose initiative.

Also taking part in yesterday’s meeting were: Courtney Geiger, City of Milwaukee Health Department; Capt. Michael Wright, Milwaukee Fire Department’s (MFD) Milwaukee Overdose Response Initiative (MORI); Mike Lappen, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health; John Kettler, Waukesha County Heroin Task Force Treatment Pillar; Debbie Rueber, Kenosha County Opioid Task Force; Ronna Corliss, Elevate, Inc.; Julie Driscoll, Washington County Human Services Department; and Serenity Krueger, Elevate, Inc.

To watch a recording of the meeting, please go to Alderman Murphy’s Facebook page: (@Aldmichaelmurphy).

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