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Philanthropic Responses to the Opioid Epidemic in the St. Louis Region [10-19-17]

Event Start Date: 10/19/2017 9:00 AM

Event End Date: 10/19/2017 10:30 AM

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Philanthropic Responses to the Opioid Epidemic in the St. Louis Region
A Topical Program for Grantmakers
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Opiate addiction and overdose are issues that are wracking communities across our country. In America, overdoses killed more people last year than guns or car accidents, a national trend reflected in the rising number of opioid-related deaths in St. Louis. Families, communities, and even work environments are experiencing the deep-seated challenges of drug addiction. 

How has philanthropy responded? Join the Gateway Center for Giving for a topical program featuring Kate Tansey of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Dr. Rachel Winograd of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at UMSL-St. Louis, and Kevin Webb of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, as they discuss the issue of opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths in the St. Louis region and highlight philanthropic responses to the epidemic.

Participants will leave this program with:
  • Data on the trends, gaps, and progress surrounding the opioid crisis in St. Louis and beyond;
  • Information about local philanthropic and corporate efforts to address the opioid epidemic, including policy and advocacy efforts, community education, partnerships with law enforcement, and eliminating barriers to access addition treatment;
  • Opportunities for funder engagement and support.
WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017; 9:00am-10:30am 
WHERE: The HEIGHTS Community Center (8001 Dale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117)
OPEN TO: GCG Members & Non-Member Funders
REGISTRATION: We ask that you RSVP by clicking the "Book Now" button to help ensure we have adequate space and materials.

We hope that you can join us.
Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

Please contact with questions about this program. 
Event Locations

  • Richmond Heights Community Center (The HEIGHTS)

    8001 Dale Avenue
    St. Louis
    United States
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