Evans Discusses New Opioid Treatment Program on WGBY’s Connecting Point

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth Evans

March 27, 2019

Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, appeared on WGBY’s Connecting Point program to discuss her work teaming with two Western Massachusetts sheriff’s offices to design and implement an opioid treatment program for jail detainees in Franklin and Hampshire counties.

In the segment, Evans, along with Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan and jail Assistant Superintendent Ed Hayes, talk about the opioid epidemic and how the federally-funded program may prevent future overdoses.

Watch the full WGBY Connecting Point segment here.