November 17, from 3-6:30pm Central Time, watch as U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy reveals his office’s groundbreaking report on the national public health crisis and discusses the findings with other national leaders. We are eager to hear the conversations between experts in the field of addiction, policy makers and public figures during the Facing Addiction in America’s national summit.
On Wednesday, November 9, two of our newest volunteers, Stephanie and Kelsey, tabled on behalf of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation at Blaine Highschool for the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Series, a series of events from now until late spring 2017 which offers opportunities for parents and guardians to make connections with staff and community resources, provide information, and offer steps to protect students from drug and alcohol abuse.
At this particular event, there was a showing of the short film, Chasing the Dragon, followed by a facilitated Q&A with parents and students. The Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is committed to communities throughout Minnesota and these awareness series are crucial, especially in the Anoka communities where we saw a frightening spike in opioid overdoses just a few short weeks ago.
We would like to send a special thanks to both Stephanie and Kelsey for their time. Both are current nursing students at Bemidji State University and are working towards additional certifications with emphases in public health. Thier research has shown a need for the programs offered to the community by the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation,
We are researching the drug use in Anoka County, specifically Ham Lake MN. We discovered this was a rising issue in our community by conducting Windshield Survey of Ham Lake, MN. We are in the process of assessing current community resources and levels of intervention. We really appreciate the Steve Rummler Foundation because the organization fits all three levels of intervention (primary, secondary and tertiary).
The continued support of health professionals exemplifies the need for everyone to get involved. If you would like to become involved in the efforts of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, please Click Here to learn more about becoming an advocate or Click Here to learn how to become a volunteer. For more information regarding the Anoka-Hennepin Drug and Alcohol Awareness Series, visit our Event Calendar.
Founders of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, Bill and Judy Rummler, attended this year’s Internal Medicine Meeting where just shy of 400 medical doctors participated in a series of lectures. The Minnesota Internal Medicine Meeting is an event for physicians to reflect, learn, and network with chapter leaders and guest speakers. Board member of the Foundation, Dr. Charles Reznikoff, along with Dr. Erin Krebs, presented on the topic of pain management on Thursday, October 27 to a room full of medical professionals. On Friday, October 28, Steve Rummler Hope Foundation board member, Jane Colford, tabled the last day of the Internal Medicine Meeting, where she illuminated the issue and discussed how medical doctors play a pivotal role in the opioid epidemic.… [read more]
Executive director, Lexi Reed Holtum and board member, Randy Anderson spoke about the opioid epidemic, how the foundation came to exist and what we as a community can do to prevent opioid overdose. At this training, more than 65 addiction and recovery professionals received hands-on training to administer naloxone, the life-saving medication that reverses an opioid overdose.
The Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH) holds a conference which provides learning and networking opportunities for students and professionals in the field of addiction rehabilitation and recovery.
The staff of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation presented on Tuesday, October 25 from 1 – 3 p.m., however, the conference runs from Oct. 25 through Oct. 27.
The Steve Rummler Hope Foundation has responded to the horrific events that have taken place in Minnesota over the past weekend. There was a total of nine overdoses this past weekend in Minnesota alone, two of which were fatal and three which occurred at the Mall of America. Our board members and executive director continue to work with local news outlets to emphasize the effects of the opioid epidemic in our communities and how the Foundation works tirelessly to prevent opioid overdose, advocate for change and educate prescribers and the general public.
Tune-in to several of the recent and upcoming stories:
- Randy Anderson, a board member of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, interviews with WCCO. Watch the segment by Clicking Here.
- Tonight at on Fox 9 News, executive director, Lexi Reed Holtum, comments on the Foundation’s work. Watch at 5, 6, and 9 p.m. tonight.
- Tonight at 5 p.m. on WCCO, Dr. Anne Pylkas, medical director of the Foundation, provides perspective on the issue as a medical professional.
- Tonight at 6 p.m., watch Star Selleck, one of the Foundation’s volunteers, discuss the Foundation’s overdose prevention program on Channel 11.