Program to focus on opioid epidemic
Kent Memorial Library will present a program, “The Opioid Epidemic: A Look at Opioid Creation, Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation,” Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the library.
Deborah M. Bain, RN BSN, will be the guest speaker for the program sponsored by Prism Health Advocates.
The lecture is the first program in a six-part series.
Bain opened the doors of Prism Health Advocates in early 2016, a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system, from assistance at the doctors or hospital, obtaining second opinions, eldercare or end of life decisions, to billing and insurance problems.
Prism Health Advocates also specializes in providing a professional care management system to employees of small to medium size businesses, giving employees easy access to a designated advocate who will work with them on any medical issue they need, educate and support them in their endeavor for wellness, and to employers who benefit from a more educated, health focused work force, supported by a trained professional with vast experience in the medical field.
Future topics to be discussed will include “Parents As Heroes, Supporting Children through Medical Encounters” with Deborah Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, child life coach April 7 at 2:30 p.m. and “Creating Communities Free of Domestic Violence: A Key to Women’s Health and Equality” with Dr. D. Elizabeth “Betsey” Mauro, executive director of Women’s Support Services in Sharon, June 16 at 2:30 p.m.
For information and RSVP, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.