The Mississippi Business Group on Health (MSBGH), in partnership with the Mississippi College School of Business, held their 8th Annual Healthcare Summit at Mississippi College in October 2017. HC21 President/CEO Gaye Fortner was invited to participate on a panel discussion in regard to employers and opioids. Fortner served as a member of the Knox County Prescription Drug Task Force that was assembled in August 2013. The Task Force was created by Metro Drug Commission to help reduce prescription drug abuse in Knoxville. Many area leaders, along with House Representatives, are involved.