Opioid summit: 'really touches everybody' says CHCANYS CEO

June 11, 2018 02:14 PM

ALBANY –  The Community Health Care Association of New York State is calling on more attention of the opioid epidemic from the Bronx to Buffalo. So, during a two-day conference at UAlbany, there were some new numbers from the NYS Dept. of Health about deaths related to the drugs.

"The opioid epidemic really touches everybody so Community Health Centers are trying to figure out how they can design their operation and address patients in a way that's appropriate, that's high-quality care," said Rose Duhan, Pres. and CEO of CHCANYS.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people in the U.S. die every day after overdosing on opioids.

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"It's also dealing with all the issues that have come up with families during the drug use," said Sonia Lopez, MD, FASAM, the Chief Medical Officer of the Damian Family Care Centers. "A lot of disappointment, a lot of anger and just really repairing your life."

The conference concludes Tuesday.


WNYT Staff

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