MEDIA ADVISORY -- New Mexico HOPE Initiative Partners to Meet with Silver Barelas Downtown Neighborhood Association
ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez and Dr. Cristina V. Beato, Executive Director for Health Policy and International Medicine, UNM Health Sciences Center, will participate in the June 2, 2016 meeting of the Silver Barelas Downtown Neighborhood Association as part of the prevention and education efforts of the New Mexico Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative. U.S. Attorney Martinez and Dr. Beato will be joined by representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration and UNM College of Pharmacy-Generation Rx.
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez
Cristina V. Beato, M.D., FFAFP, Executive Director for Health Policy and International Medicine, UNM Health Sciences Center
Representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration and UNM College of Pharmacy-Generation Rx
HOPE Initiative Prevention and Education Presentation
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
115 Gold Street SW, Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87102
The HOPE Initiative was launched in Jan. 2015 by the UNM Health Sciences Center and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in response to the national heroin and opioid epidemic, which has had a disproportionately devastating impact on New Mexico. Opioid addiction has taken a toll on public safety, public health and the economic viability of our communities. Working in partnership with the DEA, Bernalillo County Opioid Accountability Initiative, Healing Addiction in our Community (HAC) and other community stakeholders, HOPE’s principal goals are to protect our communities from the dangers associated with heroin and opioid painkillers and reducing the number of opioid-related deaths in New Mexico. The Initiative is comprised of five components: (1) prevention and education; (2) treatment; (3) law enforcement; (4) reentry; and (5) strategic planning. The new community education program is part of the prevention and education component of the HOPE Initiative. Learn more about the New Mexico HOPE Initiative at http://www.HopeInitiativeNM.org.