Public Health Overview of the Opioid Epidemic

February 25, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Merwin's Wharf
1785 Merwin Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Venue website

Public health overview of the opioid epidemic

Unintentional drug overdose is the leading cause of injury related death in Ohio and because of the alarming increase in such deaths, the Cuyahoga County Opiate Taskforce has been formed to address the issue.

Join us as we hear fromt he co-chairs of the Cuyahoga County Opiate Taskforce as they talk about the opioid epidemic and how strategies are being implemented to improve the situation.

Cost is $35/person
(includes dinner and drinks)
RSVP by Monday, February 18th.


april vince

Project Director of the Injury Prevention Program
Cuyahoga County Board of Health

April has worked for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health since 1999 and has held multiple positions including case maanger for dental access, case manager for the breast cancer progra and managing the aging programs for senior populations. April has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Wooster and her Master of Social Science Administration from Case Western.

Beth zietlow-DeJesus

Director of External Affairs
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

Beth has been with the ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services) Board since 2017, but has been an advocate for mental health and addiction recovery for more than 20 years. Prior to joining ADAMHS, she was the Communications Director in the Office of Mayor Frank Jackson. Beth has a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Dance from Baldwin Wallace and a master's degree in Public Relations from Kent State.