I’ve known Dr. Laure Marino for years; I can’t remember the first time we met, but the last time we worked together, she moderated a kids’ health policy roundtable on the unmet needs of kids affected by the drug crisis. Before that, we were part of a team picking up unused needles around our hometown, Charleston, WV.
We wrote this op-ed together, and it was published in the Gazette last week– October 16: Caseman, Marino: Hard truths about W.Va. youth in crisis (Opinion)
I must admit; I didn’t think we’d get much of a response, but we’ve heard from a few state legislators and the office of a state senator. It’s exciting! If you have any ideas for next steps to address the health care needs of these kids, please list them below. We’d love to read your thoughts.