August 22, 2019

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Govs Get It Done: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Creates Opioid Task Force

The governor signed an executive order to bring together leaders from across state government to tackle the opioid epidemic 

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer yesterday signed an executive order creating a state opioid task force. The task force, which will be chaired by the chief medical executive for the state and the chief deputy director for health for the state Department of Health, is tasked with identifying the root causes of the epidemic and implementing response actions.

Read more about Gov. Whitmer’s efforts to address the opioid epidemic below:

Fox 2: Gov. Whitmer signs executive order creating Michigan Opioids Task Force

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on Wednesday creating the Michigan Opioids Task Force.

The goal is to galvanize state leaders and officials into identifying the root causes of the epidemic, and developing a solution that can be activated to help those suffering.

 WNEM: Whitmer creates Michigan Opioids Task Force

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on Wednesday creating the Michigan Opioids Task Force.

The task force is geared at tackling the state’s opioid epidemic.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive for the state, will serve as chair of the task force.

WWMT: Gov. Whitmer signs executive order to create Michigan Opioids Task Force 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday to bring together leaders from across state governments, in order to tackle the opioid epidemic.

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“As governor, my number one priority is protecting our families and our overall public health,” said Whitmer. “Right now, Michigan is among the states with the highest levels of opioid prescriptions and overdose deaths, with 2,053 overdoses in 2017 alone. This task force will bring us one step closer to finally ending the opioid epidemic in Michigan and keeping families safe.”

CBS Detroit: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating The Michigan Opioids Task Force 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on Wednesday creating the Michigan Opioids Task Force, which will bring together leaders from across state government to tackle the opioid epidemic.

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The task force will be charged with identifying the root causes of the opioid epidemic and implementing response actions to help Michiganders struggling with opioid addiction access the recovery services they need. The task force will also work to raise public awareness about the opioid epidemic and the resources available to those impacted by it.