Opioids and Homelessness: Public Health & Advocacy, What You Need to Know


Date / Time

Dec 8, 2017, 8:30am–1:30pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)


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Sullivan Hall, Room C5
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122


5th Annual Nursing and the Law Program

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Opioid abuse and homelessness are a public health crisis in King County, Washington State and throughout our nation. Come join Seattle University School of Law, the Washington Center for Nursing and the Seattle University School of Nursing as they present an important program in the areas of public health, prescription opioid abuse, homelessness and advocacy.

This is a vital program for lawyers, nurses and everyone who is interested in the public health crises impacting King County, Washington State and the nation in:

  • Defining the issues on a local, state, and national front.
  • Analyzing the impact of homelessness on public health.
  • Framing current local efforts addressing the homelessness crisis.
  • Analysis of state and local policies toward treatment for people affected by  opioid abuse.
  • Defining the impact of new state laws affecting prescribers.
  • Interactive conversation between attendees and speakers to understand, effectively advocate for, and engage with these vitally important public health issues.

Come join Seattle University School of Law, the Washington Center for Nursing and the Seattle University School of Nursing as they present an important program in the areas of public health, prescription opioid abuse, homelessness and advocacy.

4.0 Nursing CNE will also be applied.


Presenters include: 

  • Sofia Aragon, Executive Director Washington Center for Nursing
  • Susan  B. Matt PhD, JD, MN, RN, CNE, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty Affiars, College of Nursing, Seattle University
  • Anne Burkland, MPA, Government Relations Specialist, Public Health Seattle & King County
  • June Robinson, Washington State House of Representatives
  • David Glazer, Senior Counsel, Kaiser Permanente Legal Department
  • Michele Tomas, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
  • Ted Keller, WA State Department of Commerce

Cost: $125 General Registration| $110 Seattle University Alumni

For more information, visit the registration page.


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