Sorg’s report cited in AP article about Maine Public Health Association annual conference

In an article about the annual conference of the Maine Public Health Association, the Associated Press cited a report by Marcella Sorg, a research professor in the Department of Anthropology, Climate Change Institute and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. This year’s conference will focus on programming and research about addiction in Maine, and will be held Oct. 23 at the Augusta Civic Center. It is Maine’s only statewide public health conference, AP reported. In the first half of the year, more than 180 people died from drug overdoses in Maine, compared to 185 last year, according to Sorg’s report. The number of overdose deaths increased by more than 10 percent from 2016 to 2017, the report states. Maine Public and The Wichita Eagle carried the AP article, and The Times Record included it in a roundup of news briefs.