RxSafe Marin luncheon April 12 in San Rafael is free and open to all

Now that the opioid crisis is getting more national attention, Marin’s grassroots initiative called RxSafe Marin is convening experts for a community forum to talk about healthy options for managing pain on April 12.

The four-year-old RxSafe Marin has open and sometimes heart-wrenching public discussions in its pledge to eliminate overdose deaths. Collectively, the RxSafe Marin movement – which includes Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), community members and other organizations sees every overdose death as preventable and has implemented strategies to save lives.

“The opioid epidemic we’re facing is partly due to how we’ve approached pain. Fortunately, we’re learning that there are healthier and more effective alternatives to opioids. We need to get that word out.” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer.