The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 5 Opioid Taskforce, in partnership with several philanthropic organizations, hosted an Opioid Funders Summit, “From Preventing Opioid Overdose to Community Resilience: Opportunities for Collaboration between Governmental and Philanthropic Partners,” from June 18 – 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois to align with the 2018 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy.
The goal of the summit was to develop a regional structure to promote alignment, collaboration, and coordination between governmental and philanthropic partners to address the opioid crisis. The summit planning team is comprised of representatives from the Region 5 Opioid Taskforce, Region 5 state partners, and philanthropic organizations across the region and nation. Region 5 states include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin; however, summit participation was open to national, regional, and local philanthropic organizations interested in learning more about regional approaches to the opioid crisis.
The summit was held from Monday, June 18 until Tuesday, June 19 at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Chicago, Illinois.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
225 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Additional meeting information available here: http://www.R5FundersSummit.com