Dr. Castiel Addresses Opioid Crisis at National Conference

Worcester Commissioner of Health and Human Services Matilde Castiel, MD, who also works one day at week at our Hector Reyes House, was a featured speaker at the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta on April 18. The event was an opportunity to discuss the current opioid crisis on a national scale as well as efforts toward ending the opiate epidemic. Dr. Castiel participated on the panel, “Case Studies in Collaboration: Worcester, MA and Colorado,” highlighting the partnerships between agencies to implement overdose interventions on the local level as well as strategies to execute an effective approach to address heroin use disorders. Pictured: Dr. Castiel, left, and Cassandra Andersen, manager of Strategic Partnerships, City of Worcester, presented on the opioid crisis in our area the conference.

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