Letter from the Executive Director

2022 October, Letter from the Executive Director, Newsletter

Law enforcement and first responders play an essential role in the fight against opioid overdose deaths. In fact, they save lives every day: data show there are 34 9-1-1 calls a day that lead to successful overdose reversals. That’s 12,449 people a year in the Tampa Bay Region who have a second chance at recovery.1

Live Tampa Bay is proud to host the first annual Law Enforcement and First Responder Summit to End Overdose on November 10th. The first responders and law enforcement officers in the LTB coalition came together to produce this one-day training and community luncheon.  “The Annual Law Enforcement and First Responders Summit —Fentanyl: A National Crisis, Where We Are Today is a chance to showcase the vital work of emergency response providers in the region and to share best practices with agencies throughout the state.

Although the summit is a one day event for our law enforcement and first responders, we encourage everyone to attend the summit luncheon. There will be plenty of networking and vendor opportunities as well a chance to hear from statewide and national leaders about the current opioid crisis.

-Jennifer Webb, Live Tampa Bay Executive Director

1 Florida Substance Use Dashboard. Florida Department of Health Bureau of Community Health Assessment (2020). https://www.flhealthcharts.gov/ChartsDashboards/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=SubstanceUse.Overdose

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