HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to make stops in Huntington and Charleston Monday.

Dr. Robert Redfield

Dr. Robert Redfield will begin the day at the St. Mary’s Conference Center in Huntington for a regional health summit focusing on the recovery of the area in connection with the opioid epidemic. Redfield is scheduled to be part of a community discussion beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Redfield will be discussing the opioid crisis and how the area is establishing best practices nationwide.

Redfield is then scheduled to join Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins for a tour of the neonatal recovery center Lily’s Place on 7th Ave. in Huntington at 10:30 a.m.

The visit will shift to Charleston Monday afternon with a tour of West Virginia Health Right. Redfield will be getting a look at the organization’s headquarters and mobile dental clinic.

Redfield was named CDC director in March. He is known as an infectious disease specialist with a focus on HIV and AIDS. He has a 20-year career in the Army Medical Corps.

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