Overdoses are the #1 cause of accidental deaths in America. According to the CDC, there were over 107,000 fatal overdoses in the U.S. in 2021. This epidemic has only gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to overdose-related deaths, more than 175,000 deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to the use of alcohol and other drugs. This makes substance use the third largest cause of death in the nation.
Please join us for a free, virtual event on July 27 from 8:30-9am. This educational fundraiser will explore the current crisis and solution through a community health approach and will feature public health experts, a harm reduction senior fellow and WellShare staff and clients. Donations are greatly appreciated and your financial support has a direct and immediate impact on our mental health programming.
Can’t make it but want to show your support? Donate to this campaign.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, 3M, M Health Fairview, Newport Healthcare, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and University of Minnesota Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health.
Right now the world is hurting. Please join us in creating a space for healing that is rooted in community.