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.