By Bria Brown

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.

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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.

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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.

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