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This month at S.A.F.E. Project US.

S.A.F.E. Project US - National Events 

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Upcoming Events

 
Pathways to Hope
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Pathways to Hope

  • The Tobin Center for Preforming Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaking at event: Admiral James Winnefeld and Mary Winnefeld

Pathways to Hope is a free city-wide conference that brings the faith community together with the healthcare care community to discuss how San Antonio is working to improve the mental health care system and the path to recovery for people living with a mental illness.  The conference will focus on building new partnerships with the faith community to break the stigma of mental illness and to provide hope.

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Colorado Safe Schools Summit
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Colorado Safe Schools Summit

  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaking at event: Admiral James Winnefeld and Mary Winnefeld

Once again the Center will collaborate with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU Boulder and Safe 2 Tell in the Office of the Attorney General and will also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the CSSRC. Keynote speakers: to include: Victor Strecher, Ph.D., Author & Educator, University of Michigan, Vinny Montez, Comedian, Rosalind Wiseman, Author & Educator, Cultures of Dignity, Former Governor Bill Riter

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TEDMED 2018
Nov
14
to Nov 16

TEDMED 2018

TEDMED 2018 recognizes and embrace the power of Chaos+Clarity in advancing science, global public health, and medical innovation across a wide range of topics. Together, we'll explore new developments in neuroprosthetics; the global epidemic of chronic disease; how to design our way to better health outcomes; the relationship between immigration and health; the science of aging; social isolation in the age of social media; gender equity and harassment in science and medicine; the trauma of violence and mass casualty; the power of resilience; and much more.

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Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA)
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA)

Join the ninth annual opiate conference, Ohio’s 2018 Opiate Conference: Strengthening Ohio’s Communities. Hosted by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, this year’s conference will take place June 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus. Ohio’s 2018 Opiate Conference will bring 1,200 attendees from Ohio and the surrounding region for two full days of education related to the opiate epidemic. 

Media

State group holds ninth opiate conference in Columbus

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NADCP Annual Training Conference
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

NADCP Annual Training Conference

Speaking at event: Admiral James Winnefeld

The world's largest conference on addiction, mental health, and recovery in the justice system is heading to Houston. The 24th NADCP Annual Training Conference will feature hundreds of sessions on the critical issues affecting treatment courts.

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Indy 500 #SAFEUS Car
May
27
9:00 AM09:00

Indy 500 #SAFEUS Car

 S.A.F.E. Project US thanks Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for its partnership.

S.A.F.E. Project US thanks Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for its partnership.

S.A.F.E. Project US and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Join Forces

Tackling the opioid epidemic at speed

“S.A.F.E. Project US is honored that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports would allocate valuable visibility on board two of its IndyCar entries for this year’s Indianapolis 500 to highlight the importance of reversing the opioid epidemic that is devastating our country, and particularly this region of the United States. We are proud to be part of this team.” - Admiral Sandy Winnefeld.

Watch Indy Car driver #6, Robert Wickens, talk about the dangers of opioids here.

James Hinchcliffe talks about staying "safe" with opioids here.

MEDIA

To view the press release click here.

To read the transcript of the May 17 press conference click here.

To view the photos from the event, click here.

Press stories here and below:

RAHAL, KANAAN, ANDRETTI LEAD THIRD DAY OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 PRACTICE (Indycar.com May 17th, 2018)

Schmidt Peterson Teams With S.A.F.E. Project US(SpeedSport.com - May 17th, 2018)

Facts about the opioid epidemic:

  • An NIH study showed that nearly 10 percent of adults have suffered from an addiction disorder, and that 75 percent never seek treatment.
  • The cost of treating a patient diagnosed with addiction is more than 550 percent higher than treating non-addicts.
  • Professional charges for opioid abuse and dependence rose by more than 1000 percent from 2011 to 2015.  This is an increase of $650 million in four years.
  • 15 billion opioid tablets were dispensed per year in retail pharmacies in the US in 2013 and 2014, far more per capita than any other nation.
 Indy Car driver #5, James Hinchcliffe

Indy Car driver #5, James Hinchcliffe

 Indy Car driver #6, Robert Wickens

Indy Car driver #6, Robert Wickens

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America's Opioid Epidemic: Youth Awareness & Prevention
May
22
8:00 AM08:00

America's Opioid Epidemic: Youth Awareness & Prevention

Speaking at event: Admiral James Winnefeld

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.

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The Common Good Forum
May
21
8:00 AM08:00

The Common Good Forum

Speaking at event: Admiral James Winnefeld and Mary Winnefeld

New York’s premier nonpartisan gathering for top leaders and minds from around the globe to discuss the ideas and issues that shape and challenge our lives. One day of revealing and stimulating conversations will explore the changing domestic policy and national security landscapes, with trends here and abroad. Guests will have the rare opportunity to interact with high level public officials, business executives, foreign policy experts, journalists, scientists, and leaders from across many industries.

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CONNECT
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

CONNECT

  • Blair Education and Conference Center at Park City Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CONNECT is proud to host Admiral James Winnefeld and his wife Mary for a sensitive discussion about the loss of their 19-year old son Jonathan to an opiate overdose in September 2017, their experience with the U.S. insurance system, limited addiction-care resources, and the creation of their new not-for-profit SAFE (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic), which seeks to eradicate opioid addiction through research, awareness campaigns, and a push to expand treatment resources in the U.S.

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Milken Institute Global Conference
Apr
30
2:30 PM14:30

Milken Institute Global Conference

  • 9876 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

S.A.F.E. will be joining the strongest minds in business, government, technology, philanthropy, academia, and media will convene at Global Conference to discuss actionable and collaborative solutions to some of the most important questions of our time.

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Denver News Conference Introducing a New Opioid Fighting Coalition
Apr
17
2:00 PM14:00

Denver News Conference Introducing a New Opioid Fighting Coalition

Retired Navy Admiral Sandy Winnefeld spoke Tuesday in support of a Colorado project to stop heroin addiction in Colorado. Winnefeld’s son, Jonathan died Sept. 7, 2017 of a heroin overdose in a dorm at the University of Denver. Winnefeld praised a new statewide effort to punish dealers while offering a helping hand to addicts.

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Shatter the Myths
Apr
11
11:30 AM11:30

Shatter the Myths

"I am honored to be a part of the Mentor Foundation USA’s “Shatter the Myths” event, and to introduce the students, faculty and guests to the work of S.A.F.E. Project US,” said S.A.F.E. Project US Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Mary Winnefeld a national nonprofit working to end the nation’s opioid epidemic. “I hope that by sharing our son, Jonathan’s story, we can help these students understand the impact of addiction on the entire family, and encourage them to communicate openly about their own struggles. Removing the stigma, educating with science, and opening a dialogue at a young age is critical to combatting drug use and addiction. At the end of this impactful day, a life we didn’t even know was in peril could be saved, and that’s what S.A.F.E. Project US aims to do every day.” - Mary Winnefeld, co-founder of S.A.F.E. Project US

Read the full press release here.

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