Regional meeting on opioid epidemic included Senator Baldwin
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: https://www.facebook.com/aldmichaelmurphy (@Aldmichaelmurphy).
- Wisconsin Awarded $16.7 Million Federal Grant to Counter Addictions to Opioids and Stimulants - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Sep 18th, 2020
- City Hall: City Expands Program To Fight Overdoses - Jeramey Jannene - Sep 2nd, 2020
- Knowing the Signs Can Help Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Aug 31st, 2020
- Regional meeting on opioid epidemic included Senator Baldwin - Ald. Michael Murphy - Aug 12th, 2020
- Opioid Overdoses Skyrocket During Pandemic - Shamane Mills - Aug 8th, 2020
- New Opioid “Iso” Hitting Milwaukee - Isiah Holmes - Jul 29th, 2020
- Isotonitazene (iso) – A new synthetic opioid discovered as powerful as fentanyl - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Jul 22nd, 2020
- Maps Tell Story of City’s Overdose Crisis - Isiah Holmes - Jul 10th, 2020
- Wisconsin Accepting Applications to Pilot New Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Jul 6th, 2020
- Milwaukee County Headed for Record Overdoses in 2020 - Edgar Mendez - Jun 19th, 2020
Read more about Opioid Crisis here
Mentioned in This Press Release
Recent Press Releases by Ald. Michael Murphy
Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy August 19, 2020