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MEDIA ADVISORY: TDH Launches “Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis” Campaign

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 02:14pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health will launch the new “Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis“ public education and awareness campaign July 16 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.  

This project will feature people from every county of Tennessee sharing stories of how they have been personally impacted by the opioid crisis. The campaign will provide resources and information on how everyone can be part of the solution to this problem. In addition to a statewide media campaign, TDH will share materials with community partners who wish to provide information on local resources for preventing drug abuse and misuse.  

“Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis“ is a project funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Crisis Cooperative Agreement.  

Who:             Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

                        Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP, Deputy Commissioner for Population Health, Tennessee Department of


                        Michele Norris, Knox County “Faces” Participant Robbie Monahan, Washington County “Faces” Participant 

What:            Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis Launch Event 

When:           Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m. Central time 

Where:          Tennessee State Museum   

                         1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard

                          Nashville, Tennessee  37208