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Building Community to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) has partnered with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to launch the Charles River Regional Opioid Task Force, a regionalized approach to the opioid crisis that brings together resources from law enforcement, health care, human services, government, and nonprofits.

The Task Force is a regionalized approach to the opioid crisis that brings together combined resources.

In line with NWH’s commitment to supporting patients with substance use disorders and reducing the community impact of opioid misuse, the Task Force is driven by monthly meetings that identify needs and opportunities, as well as define ways to address the crisis with best practices, educational assets, and plant the seeds for new solutions and policy changes.