New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker are among those taking part in a regional forum on opioid addiction. The half-day conference in Boston will look at state and federal initiatives to stem the crisis, improve prevention and response to more opioid addiction.
Rachel Kaprielan is the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She says regional stakeholders hope to share ideas about what’s working in the region.
“In and around New England, which communities are able to provide that setting, where people who are fighting for recovery are able to have that support and community that they need?" Kaprielan says.
Other participants include health officials from New England states and representatives from the health care and insurance industries.