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Virginia York, a veteran National Issues Forums (NIF) deliberative forum convener and moderator based in Panama City, Florida, described some recent forums using the new National Issues Forums Insitute (NIFI) issue advisory titled What Should We Do About the Opioid Epidemic? 

In Tallahassee, Florida, over 100 people, including elected officials, and law enforcement officers, attended a forum about the opioid epidemic. Another forum on the same topic was also held in Panama City, Florida.


A December 4, 2017 article by Kelly Grosfield, published on, describes the toll that opioid prescriptions and addiction have taken in the Florida panhandle area, and quotes NIFI convener and former member of the NIFI board of directors Scott Clemons about the issue. The article also announced that a forum would be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Florida State University Panama City campus. A two-minute video accompanies the article. Click here to read the article and watch the video.


You can also read a December 7, 2017 article titled Forum tackles opioid epidemic that was published on the Panama City News Herald online. The article describes a public forum that was held in the Bland Conference Center on the Florida State University Panama City campus. 


For more information about this public forums work in the Panama City, Florida area, contact Virginia York.