On the Front Lines

Hackensack University Medical Center hosted a program for parents, teachers, school personnel, nurses and others who work with children to address the current opioid crisis in the community. Current best practices for prevention and management along with the perspective of law enforcement were presented. The featured speakers included: Shereef Elnahal, M.D., New Jersey Commissioner of Health; Gurbir S. Grewal, New Jersey Attorney General; Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hackensack University Medical Center; and Jerry Joseph, M.D., inpatient psychiatrist and substance abuse specialist, Hackensack University Medical Center.

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