Successful overdose prevention strategies require cooperation from a range of stakeholders within your community. Join the National Overdose Prevention Network for this comprehensive session on how to build strategic partnerships and integrate expertise from a variety of specialties in your overdose prevention efforts.


Josh Luftig, PA-C

Bay Area Regional Director

California Bridge Program

Josh Luftig, PA-C is a founding member of California Bridge — a SAMHSA/DHCS funded statewide training program to enable acute care settings (ED and inpatient) to initiate 24/7 medication for addiction treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. He recruited over 50 hospitals into the program during expansion to 208 hospitals in…

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Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President Emeritus, External Relations and Preventive Medicine

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Director, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's Senior Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor and the Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice. A long-standing voice for the public's health, Nevarez is responsible for developing relationships with health and public health organizations and interests, advocating for…

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