Mount St. Joseph University’s School of Health Sciences, Office of Mission Integration, and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence proudly hosted the Greater Cincinnati Quality of Life Forum on Thursday, March 21.
Titled “Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic”, this year’s Forum examined the impact of opioid use in clinical medicine and addiction in our communities. Several panelists presented current perspectives on opioid overdose and opioid abuse and its impact on healthcare settings, schools, faith communities, families, corporations, and neighborhoods.
The Forum was moderated by Reporter Alison Montoya of Fox 19 News, and Heroin Reporter Terry DeMio of The Cincinnati Enquirer offered the keynote address. Along with presentations, the forum also included interactive case discussion in small and large groups. Attendees were able to examine the role of behavioral, social, environmental, and economic support systems and community engagement in preventing addiction and recidivism and improving quality of life for all citizens.