Allison Urda of VCU- Health Community Memorial Hospital represented the Southside Wellness Coalition at the CACA National

Forum 2019.  One of her biggest take-aways was the fact that the opioid epidemic is not just a national, but an international

crisis.  It was also valuable to learn about the different community initiatives such as including SRO’s in community outreach and

to begin partnering with our local hospital/pain management clinics in implementing Lock and Talk and C.O.R.E. sessions.