Carolyn Cawley, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, participated in a panel discussion on how companies can engage in combatting the opioid crisis as part of Advertising Week New York. Cawley was joined by author and radio show host Bobby Bones, U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, musician and songwriter, Nikki Sixx, co-founder and co-chair of Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (S.A.F.E.), Mary Winnefeld, and senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Discovery Education, Lori McFarling. 

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Combating the Opioid Crisis: From Communities to the Capital

Carolyn Cawley, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Roger Krone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leidos; Lori McFarling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Education; Jon Chapman, Co-Founder and President, Global Partnerships, EverFi

On March 1, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted “Combating the Opioid Crisis: From Communities to the Capital” and convened representatives from business, the public sector, and local communities to explore collective efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States—a crisis that the President declared a Public Health Emergency. The event included a panel hosted by Foundation President Carolyn Cawley on opioid prevention education efforts.

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Drug Prevention in Schools

Prescription Drug Safety Network

Prescription Drug Safety Program

The Chamber Foundation has joined the Prescription Drug Safety Network, an education and prevention program targeting high school students developed by education technology leader EVERFI. As a partner in this Network, the Chamber Foundation is helping to provide high schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia with EVERFI’s digital prevention education platform.

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Operation Prevention

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education have partnered to create Operation Prevention, a comprehensive program to combat opioid misuse. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. The program includes Virtual Field Trips, parent resources, English and Spanish language standards aligned immersive tools, and a national peer-to-peer video challenge.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center has taken the Operation Prevention Pledge to battle the global war on opioid misuse. We’re committed to playing a critical role in preventing opioid misuse today.

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Workforce Solutions

U.S. Chamber Foundation President Carolyn Cawley participated in the Chamber’s “The Opioid Epidemic: From the Front Lines to the Boardroom; Best Practices & Recommendations for Addressing Substance Abuse” an event co-hosted by the National Safety Council. The forum highlighted how substance abuse is impacting the business community and focused on solutions to improve access for treatment in the workplace. 

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The Opioid Epidemic