Emergency Response Providers play an important role in the opioid epidemic. That’s why the Law Enforcement and First Responders Committee of Live Tampa Bay is honored to host the first annual Law Enforcement and First Responders Summit: “Fentanyl: A National Crisis, Where We Are Today.” This event is planned by Emergency Response Providers in our region for Emergency Response Providers throughout the state. This is a one day event for Emergency Response Providers, however we will be opening lunch for the public. .

Hospital Emergency Departments are often underutilized, primary access points for assisting those with substance use disorders. Upon entering emergency rooms, hospital bridge programs successfully navigate individuals to treatment, wrap them in services, and initiate life-saving Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) on site. Live Tampa Bay continues to partner with local healthcare systems to identify physician and executive level champions for this project in the Tampa Bay region. If you would like to join our ED Bridge Committee, please click here.

Click the picture to read about Live Tampa Bay and the Florida Drug Czars visit to a local hospital discussing the ED bridge programs and MOUD.

Live Tampa Bay is forming an HR committee to identify best practices for businesses to bolster behavioral health in the workforce to combat the opioid epidemic. To hear about current strategies in the Tampa Bay Region to support behavioral health in the workforce, watch the September Link, Lunch and Learn below.

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