Health Matters, Television for Life

Your opportunity to talk directly with physicians, nurses and other regional experts about the health issues that are important to you. Teresa Lukens hosts this monthly conversation and viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions for the panel. Send your questions to

Health Matters, Television for Life is made possible in part by

Providence Health Care


Rob Lutz MD, MPH
Health Officer, Administration
Spokane Regional Health District
Member, Spokane Opioid Task Force

Lora L. Jasman MD, FACP, FASAM
Physician, Internal Medicine Department
Rockwood Clinic, MultiCare Health System

Chris Greer RPh
Pharmacy Manager
St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
Focus: Pain management and lowering opioid exposure

Daniel Getz DO
Emergency Services Medical Director, Providence Health Care
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Helpful Links:

It Starts with One | Home
The Starts with One campaign is designed to inform and educate young adults, their parents and older adults about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of safe storage, use and disposal.

2018 Washington State Opioid Response Plan
For people with disabilities, this document is available on request in other formats. To submit a request, please call 1-800-525-0127 (TDD/TTY call 711).

Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention – Home | Washington State Department of Health
The Washington State Opioid Response Plan (PDF) is the state’s comprehensive strategy to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioids.

Recovery Café Spokane – Community-Minded Enterprises
Recovery Café Spokane was founded in February 2017 with a mission to serve people in recovery. The Café’s programs are designed to: . Help people maintain their recovery

The Washington Recovery Help Line – 1.866.789.1511
The Washington Recovery Help Line is a program of Crisis Connections. We offer an anonymous, confidential 24-hour help line for Washington State residents. This help line is for those experiencing substance use disorder, problem gambling and/or a mental health challenge.

Spokane Regional Opioid Task Force – Home | Facebook
Spokane Regional Opioid Task Force. 111 likes. A multi-sector task force working to reduce and prevent opioid misuse and health related community...

Opioid Treatment Program
Always Working For a Safer and Healthier Community

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
Sandra Anderton (509)232-8300;
St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, the largest free-standing rehabilitation hospital in the region, is being recognized again for excellence in medical rehabilitation.

National Helpline | SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Frequently Asked Questions: What is SAMHSA’s National Helpline?

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