SLCPD Chief Mike Brown Hosts Opioid Prevention Roundtable
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown will be hosting a roundtable discussion with service providers and health care administrators from across Utah today. The focus of this roundtable is to discuss Medicaid-funded programs and services that are helping curb the opioid epidemic.
Chief Brown will also release a new report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. The report is titled “Opioids are Destroying Our Nation’s Health”. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a bipartisan, anti-crime organization composed of 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors nationwide.
“People don’t look at healthcare as a crime prevention tool,” said Chief Mike Brown. “But, it is crucial to treating and preventing future opioid abuse.”
Who: Mike Brown, Chief of Police, Salt Lake City Police Department
Qing Chong, Nursing Supervisor, Salt Lake County Nurse Family Partnership Program
Melissa Cheng, Director, SBIRT (Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment)
Aimee McLean, President, Utah Nurses Association
Ben Lockhart, Moderator, Health and Human Services Reporter, Deseret News and KSL
What: A roundtable discussion about prevention and treatment services that best support children and families impacted by the opioid crisis.
When: September 17, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Salt Lake City Police Department, Conference room, 485 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah