Congressman John Curtis Roundtable on the Opioid Epidemic
On August 13, Congressman John Curtis, District 3, sat down with rural Utah mayors, city council members, and other medical leaders to discuss the opioid epidemic as a part of Sutherland Institute’s 2018 Congressional Event Series. The following are a collection of live tweets from the event.
Rep. John Curtis
Good morning from Price. Looking forward to starting the roundtable discussion with @SutherlandInst on the #opioidcrisis, its impact on rural Utah, and what I’m doing in Congress to help. The event will be live streamed on my Facebook page. #utpol
Rep. John Curtis
Part of today’s conversation is the alarming new study from @CDCgov that revealed the rate of women addicted to opioids has quadrupled. My bill, the POPPY Act, is a step closer to figuring out why. Today, we’re discussing how to fix it.
Debbie Marvidikis from Southeast Utah Health Department said today in a roundtable discussion with @RepJohnCurtis on the opioid crisis: “Community-based programs are the solution to our local opioid crisis. On a national level, we will need legislation.” #utpol#SutherlandEvents
.@RepJohnCurtis today: “The best ideas, the best solutions don’t come from Washington, D.C. – we are the last resort. If any ideas come out today, it’s this idea of ownership. We need to be the owners of the ideas that come forward.” #utpol #SutherlandEvents #opioidcrisis
.@ricklarsen_ with @RepJohnCurtis today:”Community solutions is something Sutherland Institute believes in deeply. Federal legislation comes after community solutions. This(roundtable)is a group that can change things at a community level. This is what representation looks like.”
Rep. John CurtisI’m hopeful that together we can fight the #opioidcrisis. Thanks to @SutherlandInst and our community leaders that came out today and are fighting this epidemic head on. #utpol