(Springfield, IL) – Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton kicks off the annual conference of a top state behavioral health advocacy group on Monday, December 7.
Stratton gives the opening remarks at the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois’ 48th annual, two-day, virtual conference.
“Both as a state lawmaker and as Lt. Governor, Stratton has been a faithful ally and champion for improving access to mental health and substance abuse care and for fighting to end the opioid epidemic,” said CBHA CEO Marvin Lindsey. “Having Lt. Governor Stratton open our annual conference is as appropriate as much as it is an honor.”
Stratton, who represented Chicago’s 5th District in the Illinois House, and who is the first African American to hold the Lt. Governor post, currently co-chairs the Opioid Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee.
At approximately 9:10 a.m., Stratton will speak to more than 200 people expected to attend the CBHA conference.
This year, the conference theme is “Reset, Reimagine, Reshape.” The CBHA conference runs from December 7 through December 8.