Join the National Overdose Prevention Network for the next installment of Big Ideas in Overdose Prevention on Wednesday, February 9. In our first session we introduced three Big Ideas: Reach People Where They're At, Be Willing to Pivot, and Don't Reinvent the Wheel.  Check out the videos for each “big idea” and full session recording in case you missed it.

This will be another interactive session covering two more big ideas: Center Health Equity and Build Strategic Partnerships. Register today to explore key questions, challenges, and solutions to better organize your local response to the overdose crisis.


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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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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