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3/18/2019 Media Advisory: House and Senate health committees to meet jointly for presentation on scientific approach to addiction policy
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare will meet jointly Wednesday, March 20, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 313 at the State House for a presentation by the Stanford Network on Addiction Policy called “Opioids, Cannabis and Vaping — Using Science to Protect Public Health.”  

The presentation will include:
  • Tom Coderre, senior advisor to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, discussing Rhode Island’s Overdose Epidemic – using data to make strategic decisions
  • Keith Humphreys, Esther Ting Memorial Professor at Stanford University, discussing how research can inform public health-oriented policies
  • Dr. Anna Lembke, associate professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, discussing evidence-based strategies for responding to the opioid crisis, and
  • Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, professor of pediatrics at Stanford University, presenting “Reducing Vaping and Tobacco Use Among Young People: What is the evidence?”
The meeting is open to the public and will be live streamed by Capitol Television at It will be broadcast at a later time on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Channel 61 by Cox Communications, Channel 1061 by Cox HD customers, Channel 34 by Verizon viewers and Channel 15 for Full Channel subscribers.

For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 331A
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2466