November 18th: Columbia Scientists Tackle the Opioid Crisis in New York State

October 30, 2019

On November 18th, Columbia University will host an introductory event to the HEALing Communities Study called "HEALing Communities: Columbia Scientists Tackle the Opioid Crisis in NY State." In advance of this event, Dr. El-Bassel, Director of SIG, appeared on Social Impact Live to further discuss the implications of this massive Study. 

There has been a tremendous amount of interest in one of the largest and most ambitious projects to date here at the Columbia University School of Social Work's Social Intervention Group (SIG) -- the HEALing Communities Study in New York State -- which aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in less than four years.

The HEALing Communities Study will be formerly introduced to the public for at a breakfast meeting on November 18th at Columbia University's Low Memorial Library, with an exciting lineup of panelists and presenters. The event is free and open to the public, but a RSVP is required. 

Register for the November 18th event: "HEALing Communities: Columbia Scientists Tackle the Opioid Crisis in NY State."

Dr. El-Bassel, Director of SIG and Principal Investigator of the NIH HEALing Communities Study, appeared on Social Impact Live for a conversation with host Richard Hara to discuss the approach and plans for HEALing.

Social Impact LIVE: Reducing Opioid Deaths in NY State

The HEALing Communities Study collaborators also recently convened for their first Community Advisory Board Meeting. Read more and see the video.

Read the interview with Dr. Nabila El-Bassel in Columbia News, Joining Forces to Address the Opioid Crisis.

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