The evidence behind effective overdose prevention strategies is constantly evolving. Being willing to pivot is a key skill that organizations must adapt in order to keep its overdose prevention strategies current and effective. This Web Forum, with substance use disorder expert Dr. Joshua Barocas of the University of Colorado, will highlight the importance of being willing to pivot our overdose prevention practices in a rapidly changing crisis.


Joshua Barocas, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Barocas is an Associate Professor of Medicine and infectious diseases physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics…

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Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, MD, MPH

Impact Coach and Preparedness Consultant

California Overdose Prevention Network 

Dr. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez is a physician and public health professional with over thirty years of experience in safety-net primary care and public health. She was the Sonoma County Public Health Officer and Division Director from 1999-2011. She served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Redwood Community Health Coalition of…

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