Bronx, NY 10455
The Bronx faces a serious and growing opioid crisis. We see its consequences in the rates of addiction, overdoses, and deaths across the borough. This is a complex health, economic, and social issue with devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities. The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, has become a city-wide and indeed a national concern.
Solutions must be compassionate and collaborative, and address both the immediate crisis of overdose and death as well as their root causes.
To this end, New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr., and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., in partnership with Bronx Opioid Collective Impact, Acacia Network, and the Third Avenue Business Improvement District, will be co-hosting the 2018 Bronx Opioid Community Summit. The Opioid Summit will bring together a broad range of speakers and participants for a community-based dialogue on actions to identify, address and reduce the harms related to opioids in the Bronx. The desired outcome of the Summit is a Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis with a prioritized set of actions and a commitment to public reporting that will be presented to the New York City Council and other key stakeholders.
The Summit will be followed by establishing cross sector Opioid Solution Working Groups that will partner with City government and implement the Statement of Action.
For 2018 Bronx Opioid Summit information, click here