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Educational Resources

OAA Webinar: Abatement Academy 

The Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority (OAA) and the Virginia Institute of Government (VIG) present “Abatement Academy,” a speaker series with sessions based on five nationally recognized principles:

1: Spend the Money to Save Lives

2: Use Evidence to Guide Spending

3: Invest in Youth Prevention

4: Focus on Racial Equity

5: Develop a Fair and Transparent Process for Deciding Where to Spend the Funding

This presentation features Ms. Ginny Lovitt from The Chris Atwood Foundation (The CAF). Ginny will tell the story of how her brother’s death from an overdose led her to create one of the leading harm-reduction programs in Virginia. Ginny’s session is based on Principle 1: Spend the Money to Save Lives.

VRI Harm Reduction Town Hall 

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