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King County and Washington state are experiencing the highest number of fentanyl-related overdoses in history.In King County alone, fentanyl-related deaths have increased from 3 in 2016 to 314 to date in 2021. In response to this crisis, King County developed Laced & Lethal, a public health campaign that educates teens and adults on the dangers of fentanyl-laced drugs and ways to prevent a fatal overdose.

Session Overview:
To spread fentanyl and overdose prevention awareness throughout King County and Washington state, Laced & Lethal has developed a new toolkit for partners and members of the community. This toolkit includes insightful tips, materials, and resources for community education.

In this new 45-minute webinar you’ll:
  • Gain an understanding of the fentanyl crisis and its local impact
  • Explore learnings from the Laced & Lethal campaign
  • Learn how to use the toolkit’s tips and tools to reduce overdoses in your community

Moderator:

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Katie Weber
Senior Account Supervisor
Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency
 

Katie Weber works with nonprofit and government clients to develop campaigns addressing health-related topics such as opioid misuse and recovery, marijuana use, alcohol misuse, and more. She oversaw the research, development, and execution of the Laced & Lethal campaign in close partnership with King County Department of Community & Human Services and Public Health - Seattle & King County.

Speakers:

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Dennis Worsham
Interim Director, Public Health
Seattle & King County
 
Dennis Worsham is the appointed Interim Director of Public Health — Seattle & King County. Prior to his role as Interim Director, Dennis led the department's Prevention Division, which delivers communicable disease prevention and health promotion services.  Dennis has nearly 30 years of experience in public health, policy development and advocacy. Dennis previously served as the Deputy Secretary for Health at the Washington State Department of Health, and various positions at Public Health – Seattle & King County including Chief of Staff, Chief of Policy, Community Partnerships, and Communications, Regional Health Officer, and TB Control Program manager. Dennis was also the HIV/STD/Hepatitis Program manager at Snohomish Health District, where he also was a health educator for several years.
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Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC
Strategic Advisor, Public Health
Seattle & King County
 

Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, works as a Strategic Advisor on behavioral health for Public Health – Seattle & King County. He recently served as a co-chair of the King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force. He received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his master’s in community agency counseling with a specialty in alcohol and drug abuse from Western Michigan University. Finegood has worked in the behavioral health field for 25 years in both substance use disorder and mental health administration and direct service. Most importantly, he is the sibling and survivor of a younger sibling that passed away of an overdose.

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Erin Carosa 
Outreach Marijuana & Opiate Prevention Coordinator
Department of Community & Human Services
 

Erin has almost a decade of experience in substance use prevention and works collaboratively with partners to develop relevant public health information and resources. Erin specializes in developing strategic programming for youth and adults on the prevention/intervention topics of mental health, marijuana, opioids, overdose and naloxone. Erin engaged Rescue Agency to research and develop the Laced & Lethal campaign with input from partners and created a responsive naloxone access program through Kelley-Ross Pharmacy.

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