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Why Ohio? Understanding the Opioid Crisis

August 16 @ 11:30 am 12:30 pm

Come visit the Prevention Action Alliance in Columbus for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers Bureau event with Daniel Skinner!

While the opioid crisis has swept across the entire United States, leaving no community untouched, it has hit Ohio particularly hard. But why Ohio, in particular? Drawing on his experience in compiling a collection of more than 50 perspectives from across Ohio, Dr. Daniel Skinner, Assistant Professor of Health Policy at Ohio University explains some of the rarely discussed aspects of the opioid crisis, including its intersections with affluence and poverty, race and sexuality, and particular aspects of Ohio’s culture, such as religion, sports, and its changing economy. Along with Dr. Berkeley Franz, Assistant Professor of Community-based Health at Ohio University, Dr. Skinner is co-editor of the book Not Far From Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio (Ohio State University Press, 2019), as well as author of numerous publications in political theory, medical humanities, and health policy.

Curious about our Speakers Bureau? Check out speakers and topics here.

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Prevention Action Alliance

(614) 540-9985

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Prevention Action Alliance

6171 Huntley Road Suite G
Columbus, Ohio 43229 United States
(614) 540-9985
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802