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2018 Hero Helps Community Summit to feature updates from State officials

Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory Council and Illinois Opioid Task Force

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The 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature Maria Bruni, assistant secretary of programs for the Illinois Department of Human Services, and Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, both of whom will share the Governor’s new Task Force Recommendations.

Surgeon General advocates for increased availability of Naloxone

Encourages more Americans to carry the life-saving, opioid overdose reversing antidote

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The United States Surgeon General last Thursday issued a statement urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose.

In a press release, Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams acknowledged the dramatic increase of opioid overdose and the record number of people affected with substance use disorder, estimated at 2.1 million nationwide.

2018 Hero Helps Community Summit to feature Laura Porter, thought leader

in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use

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The 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature Laura Porter, a thought leader in Adverse Childhood Experiences and its relation to substance use.
 

Narcan training to be offered at the 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit

Lifesaving antidote can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose

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During the 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, Ill., training on the delivery of naloxone or Narcan will be available to the public.

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