The public is invited to a community conversation about the opioid crisis

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:32am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Initiative for Public Deliberation at Washington State University Vancouver in partnership with Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance invites the public to participate in a discussion about the opioid crisis. Small group conversations about opioid abuse in Southwest Washington will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the Battle Ground Community Center. The forum is free and open to the public. Register by visiting the following link:

About the Initiative for Public Deliberation 

The Initiative for Public Deliberation is a collaborative effort of WSU Vancouver and the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. It was established in spring 2015 "to strengthen democratic government by replacing rigid partisanship with listening and conversation." An impartial resource for the Southwest Washington community to assist in community problem-solving, IPD analyzes issues, designs public participation events, hosts forums that students facilitate, and prepares reports on key issues while working with a wide variety of institutions, including local and state government, school districts and community organizations.

About Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance

Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance is working with the community to end substance abuse and promote positive healthy decisions by building resiliency, strengthening relationships and providing education for families and community members. Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance has been implementing a Drug Free Communities Grant awarded by the Office of Drug Control Policy and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) since 2014.

The Prevent Together Coalition meets monthly on the Second Tuesday of the month from 3:30 – 5:30 PM in the Fire District #3 Conference Room located at 505 SW 1st ST, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Community members are invited to join us.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

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