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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

U.S. Surgeon General Featured Speaker at Community Leadership Forum on Opioids

Apr 26, 2018
Press Release
Hultgren to Convene Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Community Leadership to Fight Epidemic

Campton Hills, IL – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) will host a Community Leadership Forum on the Opioid Epidemic featuring U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Wednesday, May 2.

The event, which will begin at 2:30 p.m., will be held at the Waubonsee Community College Auditorium in Sugar Grove. The event is open to the public. Please RSVP to Joanna.Annerino@mail.house.gov.

“As the Nation’s Doctor, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams employs both professional expertise and personal experience in tackling our nation’s opioid epidemic,” said Rep. Hultgren. “Our communities in northern Illinois have experienced this problem firsthand for several years, and we will benefit mightily from hearing Dr. Adams’s perspective on this national challenge. This crisis affects all of us, and I encourage everyone to join our important discussion.”

Rep. Hultgren has made combating opioid abuse in northern Illinois a top priority. He hosted a Community Leadership Forum on Heroin Prevention in March 2014. He has also convened meetings with local emergency first responders, health care leaders and providers and state and local government officials, and released a Community Action Plan to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse and its supplemental report, Persisting in the Fight, and has supported the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Learn more: https://hultgren.house.gov/heroin.

WHAT:                

Community Leadership Forum on the Opioid Epidemic

WHO:                  

Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams
Dwight Baird
, Kendall County Sheriff
William Gentes, Project Coordinator, Lake County Health Department
Chelsea Laliberte, Executive Director, Live4Lali and Vice President, Patient and Family Services, Addiction Policy Forum
Joseph H. McMahon, Kane County State's Attorney
Nicholas Roti, Director, Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Rob Russell, Kane County Coroner
Jim Scarpace, Executive Director, Gateway Foundation

WHEN:                

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:              

Waubonsee Community College
Auditorium (AUD)
4S783 Illinois Route 47
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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