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Brad Finegood

Strategic advisor, Public Health - Seattle & King Co.

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Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, is a Strategic Advisor at Public Health - Seattle & King County. In this role he leads the overdose prevention efforts for Public Health. Before this he was the Drug and Alcohol Coordinator and the Health Integration Specialist for the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division for King County. In this role, he co-chaired the County’s Heroin and Prescription Opioid Task Force. He has a Master’s in community agency counseling with a Specialty in substance use from Western Michigan University. He has over 25 years of experience in the drug and alcohol field in both direct service and government. He has given two TED talks on the issues of substance use. Most important of all, he is the survivor of a brother who died of a drug overdose.

Scheduled Appearances

Fentanyl’s Fatal Fallout

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 3:45pm

Seattle is in the midst of a fentanyl crisis, a drug 50 times more potent than heroin. Used with other drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine, it can be deadly even in small doses. In 2022 there were 310 overdose deaths in Seattle, more than half of those from fentanyl. We’re joined by experts on the front lines of this effort to hear what can be done to address this issue.

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Featuring: Darcy Jaffe, Brad Finegood, Julian Saucier, Andrew Engelson

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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