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Will County MAPP Local Public Health System Assessment

Will County MAPP Local Public Health System Assessment

The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative conducts routine health assessments of the Will County community to identify priority health issues and strategies to address these health issues. Read more
Governor Pritzker to speak at 2019 Hero Helps Community Summit on May 3

Governor Pritzker to speak at 2019 Hero Helps Community Summit on May 3

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit on Friday, May 3, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be present to discuss his plans to address the opioid epidemic including strategies to leverage federal funding opportunities to fight this epidemic locally. Read more
2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be addressed by a panel discussion of local providers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, MAT is an effective part of long term recovery when used with ongoing counseling and assistance in developing a healthy lifestyle.

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Manley sponsors bill to expand mental health screenings during school physicals

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, recently introduced legislation to expand mental health screenings for youth.

H.B. 2188 would require medical professionals to discuss a patient's family's mental health history during back-to-school physicals so doctors can educate parents whose children may have mental health risk factors. Read more
Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

The Will County Board hosted United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regional Director Doug O’Brien at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, March 14. O’Brien provided an update about federal efforts in the opioid crisis and heard from several department heads about programs in the county. Read more
Community Conversation: Issues with Mental Illness and Substance Use

Community Conversation: Issues with Mental Illness and Substance Use

10:00 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 30, Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center

State Senator Michael Hastings will host local experts for a discussion about mental illness, substance use, legislation and policy, and resources available in Will County. Read more
Fountaindale Library adds Narcan to AEDs

Fountaindale Library adds Narcan to AEDs

To ensure all library staff members and anyone from the public has access to Narcan, the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook now keeps the lifesaving antidote in all four of its AEDs (automated external defibrillators). Most of the library staff have been trained to administer Narcan. Read more
2019 Hero Helps Community Summit  scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019

2019 Hero Helps Community Summit scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019

The 2019 Hero Helps Community Forum is slated for Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, IL. Read more
Will County Overdose Map recognized by international firm

Will County Overdose Map recognized by international firm

Esri is global market leader in GIS software

Officials from Will County announced today that the Heroin/Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Dashboard on the county’s website has been recognized by Esri, a global company dedicated to building the world’s most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software. Read more
Grundy County Sheriff to offer Safe Passage program

Grundy County Sheriff to offer Safe Passage program

Other police departments in the county plan to join network

Last Thursday, Dr. Kathleen Burke, director of Substance Use Initiatives in the Office of Will County Executive Larry Walsh, met with officers from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and several other local municipalities in Grundy County to provide an overview of the Will County Safe Passage Network. Read more
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