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The epidemic in our midst: Painkillers, opioids and heroin

What: Learn why opioid addiction has soared to epidemic proportions. A panel of experts will present the latest information about Oregon’s opioid crisis and discuss strategies to overcome this public health epidemic. When: Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Oregon Health & Science University Old Library Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland Cost: Free. Event sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Media contacts: Christine Anderson, Hazelden, 651-213-4231, canderson@hazelden.org

In Oregon: 24/7 Mara Woloshin, 503-310-4504, mara@woloshin.com; Jean Kempe-Ware, 503-475-8989, kempe-ware@q.com

The epidemic in our midst:

Painkillers, opioids and heroin

A free community conversation sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

What: Learn why opioid addiction has soared to epidemic proportions. A panel of experts will present the latest information about Oregon’s opioid crisis and discuss strategies to overcome this public health epidemic.

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Where: Oregon Health & Science University Old Library Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland

 

Cost: Free. Event sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Why: Oregon leads the nation in abuse of painkillers!

· Prescription drug abuse is 39 percent higher than the national average.

· In 2013, doctors prescribed opioids to almost 1 in 4 Oregonians.

· From 2000 to 2013, the death rate from opioid overdose quadrupled. *

Who: Leaders from law enforcement, public health, addiction treatment as well as a mother whose son is in recovery from addiction.

· Julie Edwards, president and co-founder, West Linn Community Task Force, a nonprofit focusing on drug-free youth, and parent of a son in recovery from opioid addiction.

· Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., chief medical officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and the author of “When Painkillers Become Dangerous.”

· Andrew Mendenhall, M.D., medical director, Hazelden in Beaverton, diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.

· Kim Mauer, M.D., OHSU, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, who was a pain research fellow at Stanford University.

· Sean Riley, founder and president, Safe Call Now, a 24-hour crisis referral service.

· Dwight Holton, J.D., chief medical officer, Lines for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.

To RSVP: Register at hazelden.org/oregon or call Kristen Nieman, 503-554-4324.

About the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

As the leading voice related to addiction and recovery, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and its Center for Public Advocacy applies the nation’s most extensive expertise and knowledge to shape public opinion, support those who need treatment and resources for their recovery, and change public policy.

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children’s program, and is the nation’s leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.

About Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. Its hospitals and clinics serve more than a quarter-of-a-million patients every year with innovative care and treatment models based on the latest knowledge available. OHSU brings together patient care, research education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well being of all Oregonians.

*Note: Statistics are from the Trust for America’s Health, the Oregon Health Authority and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA

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Learn how Outside In does successful outreach to diverse populations - Free presentation!

When: Wednesday, September 10 from 12:00—1:30pm. Feel free to bring your lunch! Where: Multnomah Building Boardroom at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland. Host: Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee

Free! Learn how Outside In does successful outreach to diverse populations like homeless youth, Latino day workers, and people with mental illnesses on Wed., 9/10

Expand your outreach toolbox! Join us as Outside In shares its experiences and nuts & bolts strategies for outreach with diverse and underserved populations. Their services include medical care, food, housing, counseling and job training through Virginia Woof Daycare. The presentation will cover Outside In's:

  • General outreach strategies
  • Most successful tools practices
  • Lessons learned
  • Networking will follow

 

When: Wednesday, September 10 from 12:00—1:30pm. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Where: Multnomah Building Boardroom at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland.
Host: Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee

For more info & RSVP (if possible): Office of Citizen Involvement at 503-988-3450 or citizen.involvement@multco.us

Interpreters will be provided if requested by Wednesday, September 3.

Encourage your colleagues and friends to come by sending them the workshop flyer at https://multco.us/file/35930/download.

Robb Wolfson, Citizen Involvement Coordinator
Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement
503-988-3450 | robb.wolfson@multco.us
Multnomah County Building | 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Room 192 | Portland, OR 97214

Tryon Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project: Construction starts early September

This project will reduce erosion, help stabilize the Tryon Creek stream bank near its confluence with the Willamette River, and improve Tryon Creek water quality. Realigning a portion of the creek and adding boulders and large wood will also protect the Tryon Creek Trunk Sewer.

Tryon Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project: Construction starts early September

This project will reduce erosion, help stabilize the Tryon Creek stream bank near its confluence with the Willamette River, and improve Tryon Creek water quality. Realigning a portion of the creek and adding boulders and large wood will also protect the Tryon Creek Trunk Sewer.

Construction is expected to start after Labor Day weekend and will continue until early October 2014. The contractor will use SW Stampher Road to access the site with smaller construction vehicles. On two occasions, unloading and transporting supplies to the construction site will temporarily restrict traffic lanes on Highway 43. SW Stampher Road and all driveways will be accessible to residents during construction.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Standard City of Portland construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be work during the same hours on Saturdays if needed.
  • Sewer and other utilities will remain in service during construction.
  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • The contractor will maintain local access, but you may experience some delays.
  • A variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials, may cause periods of inactivity.
  • A BES inspector will be on‐site during work hours and may be able to assist you with any immediate needs during construction.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children and pets from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about this project at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/501057.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Natural resources, like urban streams, forests, and wetlands manage stormwater naturally to protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure reduces flooding and erosion, provides cool, clean water to our rivers and streams, and adds wildlife habitat and urban green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.