Watch: The Opioid Epidemic Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic Forum

Monday, April 12, 2021

Watch: The Opioid Epidemic Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic Forum

To help highlight the challenges the COVID-19 crisis has created in the response to the ongoing opioid epidemic, State Senator Melinda Bush hosted a virtual forum “The Opioid Epidemic Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic – How Communities and States are Responding to the Crisis. 

The forum, which was held on April 12, featured scholars from the University of Illinois System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) and experts from across Illinois who have all seen first-hand how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the response to the ongoing opioid epidemic. 

The forum covered the topics:

•The Opioid Crisis in Our Communities During COVID-19 – Challenges for Service Delivery of Naloxone

•Public Health Response - Continuing Prevention and Harm Reduction Efforts during COVID-19

•How States are Tackling the Opioid Crisis During COVID-19

Watch a recording of the forum.