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Will County expands Narcan training

New bystander training available to any organization or individual in the county

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As the opioid epidemic continues to affect the entire nation, Will County is working to expand its harm reduction efforts by providing naloxone training to any organization or individual. Naloxone is a powerful antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

2018 Hero Helps Community Summit to feature updates from State officials

Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory Council and Illinois Opioid Task Force

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The 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature Maria Bruni, assistant secretary of programs for the Illinois Department of Human Services, and Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, both of whom will share the Governor’s new Task Force Recommendations.

Surgeon General advocates for increased availability of Naloxone

Encourages more Americans to carry the life-saving, opioid overdose reversing antidote

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The United States Surgeon General last Thursday issued a statement urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose.

In a press release, Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams acknowledged the dramatic increase of opioid overdose and the record number of people affected with substance use disorder, estimated at 2.1 million nationwide.

2018 Hero Helps Community Summit to feature Laura Porter, thought leader

in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use

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The 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature Laura Porter, a thought leader in Adverse Childhood Experiences and its relation to substance use.
 

Narcan training to be offered at the 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit

Lifesaving antidote can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose

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During the 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, Ill., training on the delivery of naloxone or Narcan will be available to the public.

Local health center offers medically-assisted treatment option for opioid addiction

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Riverside Community Health Center has partnered with a global drug manufacturer to offer Vivitrol to patients with an opioid addiction. This medication has proven an effective method for long-term treatment of opioid addiction. Vivitrol is the manufacturer’s name for naltrexone a non-addictive, monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used with counseling. 

Will County partners with Joliet Township on Safe Passage initiative

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Will County officials announced today a vital partnership with Joliet Township to support the Safe Passage initiative, a critical strategy to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths in the county. The Safe Passage Program facilitates rapid entry into substance abuse treatment while also serving as a crime prevention strategy and deflects people addicted to drugs away from the criminal justice system.

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Press Contacts

Mike Theodore
Communications Director
Ph: 815-740-4631

Anastasia Tuskey
Public Information Officer
Ph: 815-740-8376

Tammy Reiher
Public Information Officer
Ph: 815-774-7485

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Will County offers unique one-stop center for employment needs

Will County offers unique one-stop center for employment needs

Workforce Center of Will County features several workforce partners under one roof

The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) offers a wide variety of free, personal services to assist both residents and employers with employment needs. These services are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the center’s Resource Room.
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Drone Footage of the Will County 9-11 Ceremony held September 11, 2021

Drone Footage of the Will County 9-11 Ceremony held September 11, 2021

Will County gathered on Sat. Sept. 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, one of the darkest times in the history of our nation.
Video courtesy of Lockport Fire Protection District Firefighter Scott Montgomery. Narration by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

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Will County Health Department Offers Information regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots

Will County Health Department Offers Information regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots

To clarify the CDC’s recent recommendation about COVID-19 booster shots, the Will County Health Department is sharing important information about these additional vaccines.
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Will County Offers Residents Spay/Neuter Discount for Pets in October

Will County Offers Residents Spay/Neuter Discount for Pets in October

Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary clinics in October can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.

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Will County Commercial Property Owners Invited to Energy Efficiency Program Informational Session

Will County Commercial Property Owners Invited to Energy Efficiency Program Informational Session

Will County will join the Illinois Energy Conservation Authority to host an information session for commercial property owners on the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program on Monday, October 25. C-PACE is a program that offers low-cost, long-term financing to local businesses for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, electric vehicle charging and other clean energy projects.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

Workforce Center of Will County to host Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

The Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Joliet Township High School to host a Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Joliet Township High School Administration Building, 300 Caterpillar Drive in Joliet. Representatives from several local businesses resource organizations will be participating.
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