LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state health department wants to hear how opioid problems have affected Michigan residents.
Two online meetings are planned this week, one for the northern Lower Peninsula on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and another for the Flint area and Thumb region on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.READ MORE: Crime Behind the story: How CBS News analyzed homicide solve rates across the country
Meetings for other areas in Michigan are planned for later this year.
“We need to hear how the opioid epidemic has impacted each region of the state so we can develop solutions that resonate with all Michiganders. Local input is critical to us being able to turn the tide on this public health crisis,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive.READ MORE: Wayne County Sergeant Searches For Missing Daughter
The health department and the Michigan opioids task force will share their 2020 strategy, seek feedback and host a question-and-answer session.
Go to Michigan.gov/opioids for information about how to participate.MORE NEWS: Ex-Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith Set To Turn Himself In To Federal Prison Thursday
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