The Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board serves as a sub-committee to the Governor's Opioid Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee (Committee).
The Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board makes advisory recommendations to the Committee regarding the use of the 55% of settlement proceeds that are allocated to the Illinois Opioid Remediation Trust Fund (Fund). The funds must be used for forward-looking opioid abatement core strategies to combat the overdose epidemic as established in the Illinois Opioid Allocation Agreement (Agreement). These opioid core abatement strategies align with recommendations in the State Overdose Action Plan (SOAP) (pdf)a comprehensive, equity-centric outline for combatting the opioid epidemic. The Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board will seek to ensure an equitable allocation of resources to all parts of the State. Additional information and funding opportunities are available at the Illinois Opioid Settlements Initiative.
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) will be transparent and accountable for using the opioid settlement funds by annually publishing a report of settlement funds received and distributed. The report will be accessible through the IDHS/SUPR IORAB website.
Board/Commission/Task Force Requirements
Please visit the link to view the training requirements for this Board/Commission/Committee/Task Force.
The purpose of the Opioid Remediation Advisory Board is to inform the ongoing implementation of the State Overdose Action Plan (SOAP) (pdf) and recommendations on the use of Fund proceeds. The SOAP's goal is to reduce overdose deaths in Illinois.
The Board will meet on a quarterly basis. 2024 Meetings will be held January 18th, April 18th, July 18th, and October 17th.
If for any reason the link to the meeting is not working, you can:
- Go to Zoom and enter the meeting ID manually
- Phone in and enter the meeting ID when prompted
Agendas & Minutes
**Minutes are approved at the following meeting
The IORAB has three working groups:
Workforce Development & Infrastructure- Meets the 2nd Monday of every other month 2024: January 8, March 11, May 13, July 8, September 9, November TBD
Access & Equity- Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month for 2024: January 9, March 12, May 14, July 9, September 10, November 12
Medical & Research- Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month 2024: January 16, March 19, May 21, July 16, September 17, November 19
DHS Administrative Support
State Opioid Settlement Administrator: DHS.OpioidSettlementFunds@Illinois.gov
Structure & Membership
|NAME (First, Last)
|Chief David T. Jones
|Office of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker
|Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
|Dr. Bernice Gordon-Young
|SMART Recovery Intervention Program
|DuPage County Health Department
|Dr. Adrienne Adams
|Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of IL
|Joel K. Johnson
|Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)
|Office of the Cook County President
|Chelsea Laliberte Barnes
|Dr. Kathy Yoder
|Chestnut Health Systems
|Egyptian Public Health
|Jeffrey Carl Ewing
|Monmouth-Roseville CUSD #238
|Rockford Consulting & Brokerage
|Chicago Department of Public Health
The Governor's Opioid Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee oversees Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board (IORAB) and the Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Council. The IORAB has two working groups: access and equity, medical and research. The State Overdose Action Plan (SOAP) can inform overarching strategy.