A Notice from HUD

Courtesy of our partners at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA), I am pleased to pass on this invitation to a New England Virtual Town Hall with the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, entitled Substance Use and COVID-19: A Way Forward.
This virtual, live New England Town Hall is designed to help our region chart a way forward with renewed momentum for addressing substance use during this time of COVID-19. VADM Adams will offer a powerful message about how to safely continue our "all of community" work on substance use during COVID-19. This Town Hall will allow us to listen and discuss best practices for prevention, rescue, treatment and recovery from substance use during these challenging times, with a focus on health equity.
The Town Hall will occur virtually via the Zoom platform, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
All are welcome to participate in this unique opportunity to engage the U.S. Surgeon General on topics that are important to you. Please also feel free to share this invitation with New England organizations working in the fields of substance use prevention, rescue, treatment and recovery; health disparities and health equity; public health; clinical health/medical service delivery; infectious disease—including COVID-19; consumer organizations; social services; and any other related fields.
Our goals for the Town Hall are to: 
  • ·       Understand the status of substance use in the New England states, with a focus on health equity;
  • ·        Learn about best practices which will contribute to the continuation of work on substance use in New England, especially in the time of COVID-19; and
  • ·        Engage with the virtual audience across New England to understand their concerns and priorities for further action on substance use.

Please join us! For this interactive engagement, we invite you to include any questions you would like to ask the Surgeon General within the registration tab. 
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Thank you for your involvement and collaboration.