Jefferson Awards Foundation Recognizes Indianapolis Volunteers for Philanthropic Work at National Ceremony
Washington, DC, June 15-16, 2016–The Jefferson Awards Foundation, America’s gold seal of public service, will honor this year’s most outstanding public service achievers during its annual gala in Washington, D.C. The events, held in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on June 15 & 16, 2016, will recognize and celebrate students, grassroots public service individuals, employees and companies making a difference. Honorees include celebrities, public service professionals, entrepreneurs, local heroes and corporations all dedicated to public service.
Grassroots recipients are selected through local media partners in markets throughout the country. Justin Phillips was selected by RTV6. Justin lost her 20-year son Aaron to a heroin overdose in 2013, and she’s determined to prevent similar tragedies. Thanks to her efforts, in 2015 the Indiana Legislature passed "Aaron's Law" which allows anyone to get a prescription for Narcan, the heroin overdose antidote, and to legally administer it. An estimated 1,400 heroin users have been saved by police and emergency medical technicians using Narcan. Justin also created Overdose Lifeline, a nonprofit program that provides free Narcan and training, education and prevention for youth, support for families, and advocacy to address addiction as a healthcare issue, not a criminal justice issue.
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Overdose Lifeline Founder Receives White House Champions of Change Award for Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
Phillips said, “I am very grateful to Senator Donnelly for this nomination. ODL has so much work to do with our current harm reduction, prevention and education programs – reaching more individuals and counties that are in need. As important, we have a specific “to do” list that addresses initiatives critical to reducing/managing this epidemic and helping those impacted. Our “to do” list needs to apply some of the proven, best practices learned from our colleagues in other states.”
Press Release: Joe Donnelly's Office, April 22, 2016, Read the release
Justin Phillips was nominated by Senator Donnelly for advocacy and efforts in fight against opioid abuse and heroin epidemics in Indiana
RTV6 Selects Local Winner to Represent Central Indiana at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony in Washington D.C.
The following was published by RTV6 on 4/21/2016. Read here
Overdose Lifeline is in Atlanta this week, honored to have been invited to present to National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit the ODL education and prevention program. The week shifted to incredible when we learned that we were invited to meet with Director Botticelli and then it shot out of the universe when it was announced that POTUS was joining the summit.