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State of the Opioid Epidemic

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There have been disturbing trends in Tuolumne County in relation to opioid abuse over recent years, and it was discussed on Mother Lode Views by Dr. Kimberly Freeman, the county’s Public Health Officer.

She detailed the latest statistics and trends, and how the numbers compare to other parts of the state. She also highlighted local resources that are available.

Other topics included the availability of the seasonal flu shot and COVID-19 vaccines, plans to bring back the annual health fair this coming Spring, the development of a community health needs assessment, potential efforts to crack down on local tobacco use, and some new grant-funded initiatives.

The full show is below:

Public Health MLV Show

 

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