Program Agenda

Session Details


Opening Remarks

U.S. Chamber Foundation President Carolyn Cawley will kick off the program with information on the Foundation's Sharing Solutions resource hub for businesses and the important role of employers in responding to both the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic. 

Carolyn Cawley, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Reducing Stigma

A conversation with former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on the importance of reducing the stigma around opioid misuse disorder. 

VADM Jerome M. Adams, 20th United States Surgeon General 

In Conversation With: Katie Mahoney, Vice President, Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  

Businesses Combat the Opioid Crisis

Hear directly from two national business leaders who have paved the way in the creation of new best practices to respond to opioid misuse in the workplace. 

Chad Jester, President, Nationwide Foundation  

Roger Krone, CEO, Leidos  

In Conversation WithCarolyn Cawley, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

COVID-19 in Alaska

Join Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum for a wide-ranging conversation on COVID-19 in the state, Alaska's first-in-the-nation vaccine policy, and how the Department is thinking about and responding to opioid misuse disorder. 

Adam Crum, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 

In Conversation With: Michael Carney, Senior Vice President, Emerging Issues, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

Local Success Stories

Members of the local community will discuss how opioid use disorder has affected the region and how those challenges are being thought about and responded to. 

Verlyn Corbett, MD, Senior Service Line Medical Director, Southcentral Foundation Primary Care Center 

Sean Murphy, Emergency Management Specialist, Alaska Regional Hospital 

Renee Rafferty, Regional Director of Behavioral Health, Providence Health and Services Alaska 

In Conversation WithMalie D., Host, 101.3 KGOT 

Closing Remarks

Program partner and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Bustamante will share how employers and employees in the region can work together to continue this important work. 

Bruce Bustamante, President, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce