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Panel wants information from public on opioid issues

Town hall meeting set Sept. 9 at IVCC

Advance file photo of narcotic pain medication semi-synthetic opioid.
Advance file photo of narcotic pain medication semi-synthetic opioid.

North Central Illinois Opioid Consortium is inviting community members to attend an town hall meetings addressing the ongoing opioid issues in our local communities. 

The consortium is seeking the community's input during these meetings where the following topic questions will be discussed:

What is currently being done in the community to address opioid issues? What still needs to be accomplished? What resources are needed to accomplish these goals?

A town hall will be conducted 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Illinois Valley Community College's Peter Miller Community Technology Center, 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, in room CTC124

Meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Putnam County Emergency Management Building, 1050 N. Hennepin; 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Marshall Putnam Farm Bureau, 509 Front St., No. 1, Henry; and 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Bureau County Metro Center, 837 Park Ave. West, Princeton.

Refreshments will be provided.

If anyone is unable to attend, email consortium@ncbhs.org for any questions or comments.  For more information about the consortium visit: http://www.ncbhs.org/north-central-illinois-opioid-consortium-ncioc

The North Central Illinois Opioid Consortium Members includes North Central Behavioral Health Systems, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department, La Salle County Health Department, Perry Memorial Hospital, St. Margaret’s Hospital, Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Gateway Services, Inc. Open Doors Community Counseling Program and Community Partners Against Substance Abuse.

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