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May 26th, 2017

NLH CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER PRESENTED TO KEARSARGE-SUNAPEE REGION COMMUNITIES ON OPIOID CRISIS

On May 25, Steven Powell, MD, a chief medical officer of New London Hospital, presented on the opioid crisis we are facing in the state of New Hampshire and the impact it has had on the Kearsarge-Sunapee region.

The Addiction Awareness Council, a local group of interested area residents, organized and hosted the event to start a dialog on addiction statistics, prevention and recovery within the regional communities. The Council's goal is to raise awareness of addiction and to build on that awareness by developing community solutions in the months to come. The event was attended by more than 60 community members.

Dr. Powell is a licensed psychiatrist and emergency department physician who received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia and a Master of Public Health degree from The Dartmouth Institute. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Dr. Powell currently serves as the Chair for New Hampshire's Region 1 Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Medicaid 1115 Waiver program to improve behavioral health services across the state for those insured by Medicaid.

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