Preparedness event showcases responses to opioid crisis
The Region 15 Healthcare Coalition sponsored a MASH Showcase event Thursday, May 25, at Bluegrass Airport as part of its annual disaster preparedness planning to showcase resources available for medical emergency response.
The event featured a presentation on the opioid crisis in Kentucky, especially the Central Kentucky area made up by Region 15. Emphasis was placed on how communities must work together to fight the problem. Information on needle-exchange programs was also shared, along with other avenues of reaching vulnerable populations affected by the opioid crisis.
LFCHD staff who participated included: Dan Satterfield, Skip Castleman, Laura Collins, Lindsay Earlywine, Kevin Hall, Kim Harris, Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, John Isaac, Cara Kay, Jill Keys, Ralph McCracken, Lynnsey McGarrah, Molly Roberts and Kara Stanfield.
You can see more from the event in the pictures below and through our Facebook Live broadcast: Region 15 Healthcare Coalition Showcase.