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4/25/2023 4:51:02 PM Press Release

Central Florida Advocacy Group Brings Together Over 100 Leaders to Find Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

Project Opioid, a Central Florida based Non-Profit, will host the “2023 Central Florida Overdose Summit” from 10am to 1:30pm at the Citrus Club in Downtown Orlando on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 25, 2023) – Project Opioid is pleased to announce an upcoming event on April 26th at the Citrus Club, bringing together leaders to work on solutions to the opioid crisis. The event will feature a panel discussion with experts in addiction medicine, healthcare policy, and community advocacy.

“Project Opioid is about bringing together people from different backgrounds and perspectives to work on a common goal - finding solutions to the opioid crisis,” said Andrae Bailey, founder of Project Opioid. “We believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by this crisis.”

In addition to the key discussions, the event will also feature a networking reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other leaders in the field and share their ideas for addressing the opioid crisis. As new data emerges on this crisis in 2023, opioid deaths continue to skyrocket around Florida and in most Central Florida communities.

“We believe that collaboration is a key to finding solutions to complex problems like the opioid crisis,” said Maria Bledsoe, CEO of Central Florida Cares. “We hope that this event will give leaders many opportunities to come together and work on solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by this crisis.”

“This is a critical step in our fight to save lives during this overdose crisis,” said Bailey, the largest convenor of elected officials, health care leaders, law enforcement, and advocates around the state to battle the opioid crisis. “With deaths from overdose skyrocketing because of Fentanyl, and illicit drugs becoming more and more powerful, we need to give those who encounter a person overdosing with every option to save a life,” said Bailey, who began Project Opioid in Florida in 2018.

For those who would like to attend this event, registration closes tonight. You can RSVP by visiting https://tinyurl.com/odsummitapr26



Project Opioid was founded by Andrae Bailey in 2019 to address the largest public health crisis to date, the opioid crisis. The organization brings together local leaders of every sector in the communities across America to uncover and implement real solutions that save lives.

For more information about Project Opioid, please visit our website: www.projectopioid.org