Media Advisory: West Side Heroin Task Force Town Hall

SPRINGFIELD - The West Side Heroin Task Force is holding a town hall meeting to discuss the opioid crisis. Elected officials, state agencies, and Chicago organizations would like to invite the public to learn more about drug use, prevention, response, treatment, and recovery.

WHEN:Tuesday, April 18, 2017
 1:00-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Malcom X College
 Auditorium 1104
 1900 W. Jackson, Chicago

Representative La Shawn Ford and other elected officials

Opioid Crisis in Illinois: Statewide Perspective
Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., Director, Illinois Department of Public Health

City of Chicago Opioid Prevention, Response, Treatment and Recovery Strategy
Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Chicago Department of Public Health

Illinois Drug Overdose Prevention Programs
Maria Bruno, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Cook County Treatment and Recovery Initiatives
Dr. Juleigh Novinski-Konchak, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems

Substance Abuse and Child Custody
Sam Gillespie, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

NARCAN Administration Training Opportunities
Dan Bigg, Director, Chicago Recovery Alliance

Lawndale Christian Health Center
Dr. Thomas Huggett

Open Discussion/Questions