Town hall to address opioid crisis
Meeting to be held tonight at HS?auditorium
BY TERESA WOOD
In an effort to educate the public about the growing opioid epidemic, Central Iowa RSVP is hosting a town hall meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster City High School Prem Sahai Auditorium, according to Becky Koppen, Central Iowa Webster City RSVP Volunteer Coordinator.
The town hall will feature a panel of six local, regional and state experts in the field of opioid use and abuse. Working in partnership with RSVP are the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing, Van Diest Medical Center, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, the Webster City Police Department, the Community and Family Resources and Partnership for Drug Free Kids – Iowa.
The partnership has developed an opioid abuse education program called SPAN the Generation which stands for Seniors Preventing Addiction to Narcotics.
The keynote speaker for the town hall meeting will be Peter Komendowski of the Partnership for Drug Free Kids – Iowa.