The current opioid epidemic has devastated families and communities and shattered lives. While the human toll of the opioid crisis is well established, its adverse effects on the goals of human services programs such as family stability, child well-being, and self-sufficiency are less well understood. Human services programs provide essential services to families and individuals who are struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders. The Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum – Human Services Programs and the Opioid Crisis will focus on how the opioid epidemic has affected the delivery of human services, as well as what role those services can play in mitigating the effects of the crisis on individuals, families, and communities.
The forum is co-hosted by the Office of Human Services Policy, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
- The working agenda can be found here: Forum Agenda.
- The deadline for registration is August 15. Please confirm your attendance at the convening by completing the registration form located at: Forum Registration.
- Lunch will be available for purchase onsite for $20.00 (cash or check payable to the University of Wisconsin-Madison).