Join us at our next Cafe con Leche networking and very important training on “The Opioid Crisis, Preparing For Those In Need“.
Latinas Unidas has teamed up with the Monroe County Department of Public Health to help address the opioid epidemic in our area. As you may know, the opioid crisis continues at an alarming rate. According to the Monroe County Department of Public Health, approximately every other day, someone in Monroe County dies from an opioid overdose. It can happen to anyone, any family and at any time. Having an understanding and empowering yourself with tools and resources may help save someone’s life. Please consider joining us as we address some of these issues at our next Café con Leche!
Deputy Commissioner, Marielena Vélez de Brown, MD, MPH will be our guest speaker. Dr. Vélez de Brown was born in Philadelphia, PA, into a Puerto Rican family, She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Swarthmore College then pursued her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She now serves as the Monroe County Deputy Commissioner of Public Health.
Dr. Vélez de Brown will cover topics such as:
- What is an addiction?
- What do addictive substances do to the brain of a person who uses them?
- The national and local context surrounding the opioid overdose epidemic,
- What are the steps that are being taken to address the current crisis,
- How to identify an opioid overdose,
- How to administer Narcan/Naloxone, the nasal spray medication that can reverse an opioid overdose,
- and any questions you have about the topic.
Each person who attends will get a free kit containing 2 doses of the nasal medication at the end of the presentation.
Food will be provided by Five Star Bank. Drinks (non-alcoholic) and desserts will be provided by Wegmans.
***Registration is required as space is limited***
Click here to register for this Cafe con Leche event!
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: Five Star Bank, 395 West Fall Road, Rochester, New York 14620
For more information about this Cafe con Leche call 585-478-2292.
If you cannot make this training, the Monroe County Department of Health runs these training every 4th Wednesday of the month at 9 am and 5:30 pm, at 111 Westfall Road, Rochester NY, 14620. Please contact Martha Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-753-2989 for more information.