April 18, 2008 —

Last week, I had the opportunity to be a part of a town hall on the dangers of cough medicine abuse in my own community in Hutchinson, Kansas. The turn out was great! We had all kinds of community leaders,educators, ER nurses, physicians, and pharmacists who came out to our event last Tuesday to share their concerns and ideas on this dangerous behavior. The highlight, for me, was the second half of the meeting. After a few of us had presented the information and resources we had, we opened up the floor for a discussion. I was really excited to see that almost everyone had something to say. We ended the night with a common vision moving forward: We aren't stopping here. It is our job to share everything we learned from each other with our kids and other parents. Want to see more coverage of the town hall? Check out HutchNews. They have posted a video from the event that I encourage you to watch.