The Regional Municipality of Durham


Media Advisory

Health Department to host Opioid Forum for local agencies to discuss concerns in Durham Region

WHITBY, ON October 25, 2017 - Durham Region Health Department will host an Opioid Forum to discuss the current opioid situation in Durham Region and to work toward the development of a coordinated opioid response plan for the Region. The keynote speaker at this event will be Dr. David Williams, Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, who will be joined by a number of participants from local community agencies providing information on the opioid issue in Durham Region.

Forum attendees will also participate in planning the formation of a task force to oversee the implementation and evaluation of the opioid response, including naloxone distribution, for Durham Region.

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Media inquiries:

Regional Municipality of Durham:
Glendene Collins - Health Department, 905-668-7711 ext. 2999, glendene.collins@durham.ca

If you require information in an accessible format, please contact 1-800-841-2729 ext. 3094

For more information, please contact Health Department.