State of Substance Use Disorder Services in a Period of Social Distancing

On April 22, 2020, the South Pittsburgh Opioid Action Coalition and the Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center held a webinar to inform community members about the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) in Allegheny County. Below is a video of the entire webinar session, along with links to download the video and other resources provided to attendees. Webinar speakers included:

  • Stacie Ann Brown CRS, CFRS (Opioid Response Outreach Coordinator Bureau of Public Policy and Community Relations Allegheny County Health Department)
  • Laura Drogowski (Critical Communities Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh)
  • Mark G. Fuller, MD, FACP (Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Center for Inclusion Health, Department of Medicine Allegheny Health Network)
  • Kathryn Gadd, MA (Program Representative Supervisor Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services)
  • Michael Lynch, MD (Medical Director for Substance Use Disorder, UPMC Health Plan Medical Director, Pittsburgh Poison Center Emergency Department and Toxicology Attending Physician Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
  • JoEllen Marsh, MPA (LEAD Program Director CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities) University of Pittsburgh)
  • Devin Reaves, MSW (Executive Director & Co-Founder Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition)
  • Lance Rhoades (Senior Pastor, Tree of Life Open Bible Church)


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