U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region II Summit: Opioids – A Public Health and Public Safety Crisis

Summit Agenda

Welcome/Open Remarks

Dennis E. Gonzalez

Acting Regional Director, Office of the Secretary (OS), Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA), Region II

April Smith-Hirak, PhD

Acting Regional Health Administrator, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

VADM  Dr. Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH

U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General

Colette Lamothe-Galette, MPH

Director of Population Health, New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH)

Howard Zucker, MD, JD

New York State Department of Health

Dennis Romero, MA

Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Valerie L. Mielke, MSW

Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

Introduction to the Opioid Crisis

Dennis Romero, MA

Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Introduction to Opioid Crisis

Dennis Romero, MA

Regional Administrator, SAMHSA Region II

Best Practices Panel – Part 1

Moderator:

April Smith-Hirak, PhD

Acting Regional Health Administrator, OASH Region II

NYC RxStat Workgroup

Hillary Kunins, MD, MPH,

Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Susan Herman, JD

Deputy Commissioner, New York Police Department

Best Practices Panel – Part 1 (cont.)

Veteran Affairs

Brian F. Sands, MD

Section Chief for Substance Use Disorder Services, Veteran Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System
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NY Erie County Coalition

Gale Burstein, MD, MPH

Commissioner, Erie County Department of Health
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Audience Engagement – “How Do We Address this Public Health Issue?

Moderator:

Former Governor James McGreevy, JD

Executive Director, Jersey City Employment and Training Program

Best Practices Panel – Part 2

Moderator:

Dennis E. Gonzalez

Acting Regional Director, Office of the Secretary (OS), Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA), Region II

NJ Integrity House

Robert Budsock

President and CEO, New Jersey Integrity House

NY Westchester County

Michael Orth, MSW

Acting Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health
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Office of the U.S. Attorney

Joan Loughnane, JD

Acting Deputy, Office of the U.S. Attorney – Southern District of New York

Remarks

Laura Trueman

Principal Deputy Director, Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA)

Q & A Session

Moderator:

Sandra Bennett-Pagan, LCSW

Regional Women’s Health Coordinator, Region II OASH – Women’s Health

Closing Remarks

Dennis Romero, MA,

Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Summit Resources

SAMHSA Opioid Resource 
Tx Resources Opioid Use Disorder
Opioid Use in Older Adults Population
SAMHSA Widgets
Region II Opioid Resources

On behalf of HHS Region II Office of the Secretary Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. We appreciate your participation.

HHS Region II Opioid Summit event webpage

Please contact (Marline.Vignier@hhs.gov) and Sean Hightower (Sean.Hightower@hhs.gov) for more information about this event 

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