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America’s Opioid Epidemic: Youth Awareness & Prevention

As the opioid epidemic roils communities across America, our nation’s schools and colleges are also feeling the impact. Educators and counselors are not only helping children who live with addicts in their homes but are also finding themselves working with students addicted to opioids themselves.

What steps should be taken by family members, physicians, schools, public health officials and leaders in Congress to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs? How can we overcome funding challenges and raise awareness about the impact of opioid addiction at the K-12 and college levels?

The Hill will convene lawmakers, educators, physicians and addiction experts for a conversation about the role prevention can play in curbing opioid addiction in teenagers.



  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Member, Senate Committee on Finance
  • Frances Jensen, Chair, Department of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health and Physician General, Pennsylvania
  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Member, Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Carolyn Marano, Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Clay Stamp, Executive Director, Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center
  • Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr, Co-Founder & Co-Chair, S.A.F.E. Project US
  • Tammy Wincup, Chief Operating Officer, EVERFI (Sponsor Perspective)
  • Elizabeth Campbell, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, AmerisourceBergen (Sponsor Perspective)
  • Chester Davis, Jr, President and CEO, Association for Accessible Medicines (Sponsor Perspective)
  • Daniel Miller, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Regulatory Affairs, Rite Aid (Sponsor Perspective)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
8:00 AM | Guest Arrival & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM | Program Begins
10:30 AM | Program Concludes

The Newseum
Knight Broadcast Studio
3rd Floor 
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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