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“Turning the Curve on Opioid Abuse in Bernalillo County”
Thursday, September 19, 2013
UNM Rotunda - 801 University Blvd. SE - Albuquerque, NM

On September 19, 2013, at the request of Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, the Health Council convened the first of four summits on opioid abuse in Bernalillo County to take place over the next two years. The meeting was intended to discuss recommendations for improving systems and barriers to implementation of those recommendations in reducing opioid abuse and overdose death rates in Bernalillo County. Four panels comprised of subject area experts were convened to present on the four pillars of opioid abuse reduction: prevention, harm reduction, law enforcement, and treatment. Participants were then provided with the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. During the next several months, panelists, participants, and other community leaders will meet regularly, working together to address each of these four pillars and prepare to meet for a follow-up accountability summit in mid-2014.

Please review the following documentation and video recordings of the proceedings to learn more about this important initiative.


Agenda and accompanying documents:

Panelist Bio
Potential Indicators & Performance Measures
Bernalillo County data - graphs & maps for potential indicators
Recommendations for Action


Welcome by Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins and Health Council Coordinator, Marsha McMurray-Avila (5:22)

Welcome and Overview with Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, Sam Donaldson (1:00), Staff of Congressional Representives (2:35), and Dr. Harris Silver (6:15)

Overview Presentation by Dr. William Weise

Prevention Panel - Part I - Presentations by Frank Magourilos, Louise Kahn (8:25), and Susan McKee (18:31)

Prevention Panel - Part II - Presentations by Julie Martinez, Dr. Megan Thompson (8:44), and Q&A (17:15)

Law Enforcement Panel - Introduction by Dr. Weise

Law Enforcement Panel - Part II - Presentations by Detective Sergeant Jerome Sanchez (3:06), Detective Mike Geier (13:53), Judge Cristina Jaramillo (22:52), Chief Ramon Rustin (29:05), Craig Sparks (34:49), Mike Estrada (42:10), Deputy County Manager Tom Swisstack (49:09), Audience Q&A for Law Enforcement panel (1:01:30)

Keynote Presentation - Mr. Sam Donaldson

Harm Reduction Panel - Presentations by Miriam Komaromy, Dale Tinker (7:33), Melissa Heinz (11:22), Anita Cordova (18:15), Dr. Sally Bachofer (25:49), Dr. Andru Zeller (31:05), and Dr. Bruce Trigg (36:23), audience Q&A with Harm Reduction panel (43:30)

Treatment Panel - Part I - with presentations by Dr. Harris Silver and Dr. Anne Foster (8:47)

Treatment Panel - Part II with presentations by Moriah MacCleod (3:32), Dr. Julie Bohan (5:19), Paul Tucker (13:57), Yolanda Briscoe (19:42), and Miriam Komaromy (27:09)

Treatment Panel - Part III with a presentation by Katrina Hotrum and Q&A with the Treatment panel (10:20)

PowerPoint Presentations

Overview presentation by Dr. Harris Silver

Prevention recommendation overview by Frank Magourilos

Prevention Panel: Home visiting as opioid abuse prevention by Louise Kahn

Prevention Panel: Successes of Taos Alive by Julie Martinez

Prevention Panel: Education and prevention program presentation by Dr. Megan Thompson

Treatment Panel: Overview by Dr. Harris Silver

Treatment Panel: DSAP programs by Katrina Hotrum

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