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Interview on The State of Things “A personal history”

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Dear Friends, I am scheduled to be interviewed on “The State of Things” on WUNC, this Thursday at 12:06 PM. This is a one hour event regarding the Opioid Crisis in NC. I am the first speaker and will be reflecting on my experience with the disease of Opioid Use Disorder as a young man and later in life as a chronic pain patient; chronic disease management program manager and work as a community health program performance evaluator today. I invite all to listen.
All of my work is converging on a common mission: To inform others of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in our Healthcare System. My work with #RightCare is all about recruiting citizens from the grassroots of my community to participate in reform while keeping the best of what we have. America has much to celebrate when it comes to our achievements and much to invent to raise us up to our potential.
This week; two things come to mind: The opioid crisis and how it creates an opportunity for us to recognize addiction as a chronic disease and chronic pain as a leading cause of disability in this country. What should be done, what can be done and what we are doing. Then the budget work in DC: The fact that there is no continuing resolution to fund the Community Health Centers of America who serve some nine million people. This venue is the most cost effective and important part of our health care system and it will surprise all to find out how these centers beat out the commercial, healthcare apparatus hand over fist when it comes to health outcomes and cost management. I hope everyone is on their phones and email to request their representatives for funding I the new budget. If we lose it, the economic and health burden will be tremendous.
Always thinking of you,
Jeffrey
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