Imagine a healthy Bernalillo County,
where everyone has the ability
 to meet his or her full potential.



This vision is shared by many within the community. The Bernalillo County Community Health Council serves as a resource and convener for those organizations, institutions and individuals with a passion for improving the health of all Bernalillo County residents. By setting priorities and bringing people together to work toward a shared plan of action, the Health Council provides support to those responsible for creating the conditions needed for health in the neighborhoods where we live, work, learn and play.


 "Turning the Curve on Opioid Abuse in Bernalillo County"
Opioid Abuse Accountability Summit
September 19, 2013



On September 19, 2013, at the request of Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, the Health Council convened the first of four summits on opioid abuse in Bernalillo County to take place over the next two years. The meeting was intended to discuss recom-mendations for improving systems and barriers to implementation of those recom-mendations in reducing opioid abuse and overdose death rates in Bernalillo County. Four panels comprised of subject area experts were convened to present on the four pillars of opioid abuse reduction: prevention, harm reduction, law enforcement, and treatment. Participants were then provided with the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. During the next several months, panelists, participants, and other community leaders will meet regularly, working together to address each of these four pillars and prepare to meet for a follow-up accountability summit in mid-2014.

For more information and to view video segments of the day's proceedings CLICK HERE.



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