Opioid Settlement Funds - Listening Sessions

We are hosting a series of virtual listening sessions to hear your ideas about how we should use settlement funds from opioid manufacturers and distributors to address Wisconsin's opioid epidemic. Currently, four settlements are in process, each with varying and undetermined timelines. While we don’t yet know how much money we will receive from these settlements, these listening sessions offer an opportunity for us think big about what could be possible with the funds. The comments gathered in these listening sessions will help inform planning once the settlements are finalized.

We want to hear from all stakeholders, including people who use opioids for any reason; people in recovery from an opioid use disorder; people impacted by a relative or friend's use of opioids; and people who provide prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services.  

Share your ideas and comments at the listening sessions listed below. You can participate online or by phone. Registration is required. After registering, you will get an email with information on how to join the Zoom meeting.

If you are unable to participate in one of the listening sessions, you can share your ideas and comments through this online form. Submit your ideas and comments by January 31, 2022.

If you need a translator or other accommodations at one of the listening sessions, contact dhsopioidinitiatives@dhs.wisconsin.gov at least five business days prior to the event. Interpretation in Spanish, Hmong, and American Sign Language is available by request.  
 


Friday, January 14, 2022 (Northern Region)

These sessions are for people who live in Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Price, Portage, Sawyer, Taylor, and Vilas counties and members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Forest County Potawatomi, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Sokaogon Chippewa Community, and the Ho-Chunk Nation. 

Partners and stakeholders  (County and tribal agencies, service providers, advocacy groups, etc.)
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Register for this session

Public and consumers (People who use opioids, families who have lost loved ones to an overdose, etc.)
1:00–2:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

This session is open to everyone in all counties and tribal nations.
6:00–7:30 p.m.

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Friday, January 21, 2022 (Northeastern Region)

These sessions are for people who live in Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties and members of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Oneida Nation, and Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians.

Partners and stakeholders  (County and tribal agencies, service providers, advocacy groups, etc.)
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Register for this session

Public and consumers (People who use opioids, families who have lost loved ones to an overdose, etc.)
1:00–2:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

This session is open to everyone in all counties and tribal nations. 
6:00–7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Southeastern Region)

These sessions are for people who live in Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Walworth, and Waukesha counties and members of the Forest County Potawatomi.

Partners and stakeholders  (County and tribal agencies, service providers, advocacy groups, etc.)
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Register for this session

Public and consumers (People who use opioids, families who have lost loved ones to an overdose, etc.)
1:00–2:30 p.m.

Register for this session


Friday, January 28, 2022 (Southern Region)

These sessions are for people who live in Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge,  Green, Grant, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, and Vernon counties and members of the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Partners and stakeholders  (County and tribal agencies, service providers, advocacy groups, etc.)
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Register for this session

Public and consumers (People who use opioids, families who have lost loved ones to an overdose, etc.)
1:00–2:30 p.m.

Register for this session


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Last Revised: January 12, 2022