The Snohomish County Board of Health will hold a work session 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, to address issues surrounding heroin and opioids and receive information through a series of speakers about the evolution of use and their physiological effects; a look at county data and trends, treatment option, education and outreach; what public health is doing and what it could be doing.

Board members will have the opportunity to question the panel before discussing options for approaching the issue, to help inform discussions with stakeholders and the 2017 budget process.