Roadmap for Growth: Uniting Against the Opioid Crisis

Tuesday, February 05, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The nation is currently facing one of the largest public health crises in history. As the use of opioids continues to rise, Philadelphia and its surrounding communities are uniting to address this issue head-on. Local business leaders are hiring from populations recovering from opioid addiction, supporting current employees struggling with addiction, and reaching out to their communities to help address the crisis.

Join us for an interactive discussion featuring local experts who will discuss the ways regional institutions are actively working to provide concrete resources and solutions to make a lasting impact.

Speakers (to date):
Brian Abernathy, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Joe Arndt, Vice President, Delta Products, Inc.
Dr. Sarah Bass, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Public Health, Temple University
H. Patrick Clancy, President & CEO, Philadelphia Works
Beth Connolly, Project Director, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Dr. Bruce Hopper, MD, Medical Director, CleanSlate Addiction Medical Centers

This Event is Closed



  • H. Patrick Clancy

    President & CEO, Philadelphia Works, Inc.

  • Bruce Hopper

    Medical Director, CleanSlate Centers

  • Sarah Bass

    Associate Professor of Public Health, Temple University

  • Joe Arndt

    Vice President, Delta Products


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