The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture
The Response from Maryland's Administration and Legislature
Nov. 14, 4-5:30 p.m.
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Auditorium, Room 130
This lecture has now concluded.
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- Local Resource: Before It's Too Late Maryland Intervention Teams
Birch Barron, MSPH, CEM
Deputy Director, Opioid Operational Command Center
Chief of Staff to the Senior Emergency Management Advisor to the Governor
Birch Barron is the Deputy Director of the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center, the state emergency management body responsible for coordinating efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland. Mr. Barron also serves as a Senior Policy Analyst for the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security.
Mr. Barron has extensive experience working in disasters, including catastrophic floods, civil unrest, and multiple earthquake, hurricane, and first responder support missions across the U.S., Mexico, Central America, and Africa. Mr. Barron holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he focused on Health Systems and Emergency Management. He also holds a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
As a result of participating in this learning activity, nurses will be able to:
- Discuss contributing factors to current opioid substance use disorder crisis in Maryland.
- Discuss major Maryland policy initiatives targeting reduction in opioid substance use disorders.
- Apply knowledge to professional role.