Funder Update: The State of Addiction and Opioids in Allegheny County

GWP Members Only Program
Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
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Recent reports indicate that the number of Allegheny County residents dying of opioid overdoses is rising again, after a drop of 40% in 2018 had health experts hopeful that the tide of the epidemic was turning. 

Join GWP for an update from local experts. During this session, our panel will share data and information which will: 

  • Describe the current landscape of addiction, opioid use, overdoses, and treatment in our region. 
  • Discuss how the crises of Covid-19 and pervasive racism effect issues related to opioid use and addiction. 
  • Express what the current and most pressing needs are and where they believe funder investments can have the most impact. 


Ms. Alice Bell 
Director, Overdose Prevention, Prevention Point Pittsburgh 

Dr. Latika Davis-Jones 
Assistant Deputy Director, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Allegheny County Department of Human Services 

Dr. Mark Fuller 
Medical Director, Addiction Medicine, Center for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network 

Dr. Otis Pitts 
Deputy Director, Allegheny County Health Department 

This will be offered as a virtual meeting. Connection details will be shared after registration.

We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.