Join Watchdog and FitCityPHL for a morning exploring design and the opioid Crisis. Public health professionals, planners, architects, designers, and others will discuss the ways the built environment can effect the opioid crisis. Topics to be addressed are an overview of the opioid crisis locally and statewide, alternatives to pain management, the intersection of health and design, and design and community planning efforts in Kensington neighborhood.
The full event is on Wednesday, September 26th from 8:00 am- 1:00 pm at Public Health Management Corporation’s office at 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. If you can’t stay for the whole day, you can join the event for the morning session or the afternoon session (or both!). There will be a panel discussion from 8:35 a.m. -9:45 a.m and another panel discussion from 10:00 a.m -11:30 a.m.
During lunch attendees will have the opportunity to select one of several roundtable discussions on issues related to the opioid crisis. Roundtables will be hosted by representatives from Porch Light, Mural Arts Philadelphia; Drexel University College of Medicine and Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University; Public Health Management Corporation’s Center of Excellence, PA Youth First initiative, and Research and Evaluation Group; Commerce Department, City of Philadelphia; and Impact Services and New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
Watchdog client Braeburn Pharmaceuticals will be represented by Ted Buckley, Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy. Braeburn is a leader in the treatment of opioid addiction. The pharmaceutical company develops long-acting medicines to treat opioid addiction, or opioid use disorder (OUD). Watchdog recently completed their 22,000 square foot headquarters location in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Natalie Malawey-Ednie, Director of Project Management and Professional Development, is a member of the FitCityPHL Planning committee. FitCityPHL explores design strategies in workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health by bringing together individuals representing the sectors of architecture, planning, design, landscape architecture, development, public health, research and evaluation, academia, philanthropy, and government.
Event details are included below, but click here for the full details, speaker bios and registration.