Opioid Information Session

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Opioid abuse and overdose deaths are impacting local governments every day. In Oct. 2017, the federal government declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.

The potential impacts of this crisis on Minnesota cities include an array of significant direct and indirect costs to public health, general personnel, and public safety resources.

The League of Minnesota Cities is hosting an information session for city staff to help you learn about potential strategies and outcomes to help address this epidemic. The session will include speakers from a variety of areas who are working to respond to the opioid crisis, including public health officials, law enforcement, and members of the legal community. You will gain timely and relevant information about opioids, their impacts, and resources and options available to your city.

During this two-hour session, you will:

  • Review the Minnesota Department of Health’s Opioid Dashboard—a one-stop shop for all statewide data related to opioid use, misuse, and overdose death prevention
  • Learn about naloxone, the drug used to prevent opioid overdoses, including where your city can get naloxone and how to get trained
  • Discover legal strategies some state and local governments are taking to recover costs related to the opioid crisis
  • Hear what is happening in other cities across the state and have an opportunity to share your own experiences

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Who should attend:

City managers, administrators, clerks, police chiefs, fire chiefs, and city attorneys

Fee:

Free

Date & Location:

Feb. 7—8:30-11 a.m.
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 W 78th Street (view map)
Bloomington, MN 55429
Phone: (952) 835-1900