Understanding the scope of the opioid epidemic for agricultural industries

June 4, 2019

It’s well-known that an opioid epidemic exists throughout America, and that there is a need to better understand the epidemic through more comprehensive data. According to the CDC, in 2017 opioids accounted for 67.8% of all drug overdose deaths in the United States, a total of 47,600 opioid-related drug overdose deaths. Through the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Dr. Heidi Radunovich is researching how opioid usage is impacting agricultural industries, including functioning of owners, personnel, and their families.

On June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. we invite you to join us for the June 2019 SCCAHS webinar as Dr. Radunovich shares her progress on obtaining quantitative survey data for how opioid usage is affecting agricultural industries in Florida, as well as its relationship to well-being. She will also discuss challenges with addiction and treatment, as well as helpful resources.


  • Key Personnel

    Heidi Radunovich

    University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences