The Heroin Crisis Act

A standing room only crowd!

Above and left: 33 organizations providing services and information participated in the Resource Expo.

“Dangers of Heroin Art Scholar-ship Contest” entries displayed. Spon-sored by State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow.

Left: Illinois Representatives Lou Lang and Jim Durkin hold a press conference.
Below, clockwise:
Paul Lauridsen, steering committee co-chair, opens the event.
John Noak, Romeoville Mayor, welcomes the event to Romeoville.
Kelly O’Brien, Executive Director of the Kennedy Forum and panel moderator, provides overview of the implementation of the Heroin Crisis Act.

Above left:
Larry Walsh, Will County Executive, provides update on the HELPS heroin prevention cur-riculum and the Narcan program.
Above right:
Jim Glasgow, Will County State’s Attorney, talks about alternatives to incarceration and his scholarship award to high school students for art depicting the impact of heroin use.
Left:
Pat O’Neil, Will County Coroner, shows over-dose trends in the county and discusses in-creased use of Fentanyl.
Right: Illinois Representative Lou Lang presents an overview of the Heroin Crisis Act
Left: Mark Huston, Bureau Chief, Pharmacy Services, addresses Medicaid requirements
Right: Maria Bruni, Illinois Department of Human Services / Division of Alcoholism and Sub-stance Abuse, provides an overview of DHS programs and initiatives supporting the Heroin Crisis Act
Right: Bill Dart, Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Public Health, provides information on overdose reporting requirements
Above: Jessica Gerdes, RN, Illinois State Board of Education, talks about school awareness and overdose prevention Above: Natalie Pacheco, Outreach Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Insurance, discusses parity and insurance requirements