BCMS Legislative Dinner & Discussion re: Substance Abuse/Opioid Crises in CO. March 8, 2018

Sen Stephen Fenberg & Rep Jonathan Singer sat w/presenters Jamie Feld (epidemiologist at Boulder County Public Health (BCHD); Alfred Gilchrist (CMS CEO) and Chris Urbina, MD (Medical Officer for Boulder County Public Health (BCHD) & had excellent discussions. Drs. Hillary Browne MD (BCMS President) welcomed attendees and acknowledged that Substance Abuse/Opioid Crises is THE largest public health crisis in America in the last 25 years;  John Ogle MD, MPH (BCMS Treasurer and Past President) provided sobering statistics of death rates; and  Mark Menich MD (BCMS President Elect) outlined the ground rules for this event, and Leto Quarles MD (BCMS Past President) served as Moderator for discussions.

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