CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:31 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:29 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Sarai Rivera |
|Councilor Michael T Gaffney |
|Councilor Philip P Palmieri |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Philip P Palmieri|
|Also:||Chief of Community Health Karyn Clark;
Regional Substance Abuse Coordinator Cassandra Andersen;
Medical Director Michael P. Hirsch;
Appointed Director of Public Health Dr. Matilde Castiel;
Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk|
Communication of the City Manager
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an update on the Opioid Overdose Prevention Plan.
# 9.17A CM August 11, 2015
Ronal Madnick, Worcester resident;
District Attorney Joseph Early;
Linda Parham, Worcester resident;
Athena Haddon, Worcester resident;
Terry Kelly, Worcester resident;
Request the City Manager request the School Administration to meet with City Council’s Standing Committee on Public Health and Human Services to discuss ways to reach out to the city’s youth and provide information to assist in preventing drug abuse and addiction as well as providing resources to find treatment.
Request the City Manager request the District Attorney’s Opiod Overdose Task Forces invite providers of addiction treatment facilities to discuss concerns regarding their practice of discharging patients who have broken minor infractions to rules.
Request City Manager improve inter-departmental communications regarding the use of Narcan so that information is easily shared and includes more detail such as reporting what was outcome after administering this drug for better analysis.