A community call to action: ‘Facing the Heroin Epidemic’


Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) is calling upon our community to attend a “Facing the Heroin Epidemic” summit – specifically parents, teachers, coaches, medical professionals, and young adults/teens to learn about the latest trends on the heroin epidemic sweeping Fayette County on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Washington Court House High School, Liberty Hall, located at 400 S. Elm St. in Washington C.H.

FCMH has partnered with several organizations and key community stakeholders to strive to formulate proactive solutions and empower our community. Carol Baden, community outreach specialist for the Ohio Attorney General will be the keynote speaker. Baden works with communities across the state to develop and implement community engagement strategies to combat the heroin epidemic. The evening will also include narcan administration, common things to know, a presentation from Faith in Recovery Coalition, and a half hour of questions and answers.

This program is sponsored by the Dr. Albert Gay Continuing Education Program and is pending continuing education credits for EMS, nurses, pharmacy, providers, and social work.

Fayette County Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital (25-bed hospital) with over 30 healthcare providers, complete with a full spectrum of healthcare services and same day care appointments.

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