Connolly-Bulova To Host Opioid Roundtable

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Washington, October 13, 2017 | comments

Congressman Gerry Connolly and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova will host a community roundtable on the opioid crisis next Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Fairfax County Government Center. The roundtable will include health and addiction experts including Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel Jr., as well as representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Health, Fairfax County Community Services Board, Inova hospital, local first responders, and local law enforcement.

“This roundtable is an opportunity for our community to come together and bring the opioid epidemic out of the shadows,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly. “This is a crisis that’s impacting communities across Northern Virginia and our country. By bringing this panel of experts together, we hope people will know they aren’t alone in this fight and that there are resources available in our community to help with recovery.”

The event is open to the public and will be broadcast on Fairfax County channel 16.

Confirmed panelists include:

Congressman Gerry Connolly
Chairman Sharon Bulova
Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel Jr.
Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Director of Health
Lyn Tomlinson, Fairfax County Community Services Board
Dr. Husam Alathari, Medical Director, Inova
Major Amanda Lambert, Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center


What: Opioid Forum

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Where: Fairfax County Government Center, conference rooms 9 & 10

             12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035

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