Gov. Reynolds announces Opioid Awareness Week

October 20, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Friday she will launch Opioid Awareness Week next week, Sunday, October 22, 2017-Saturday, October 28, 2017. The purpose of Opioid Awareness Week is to highlight efforts and initiatives underway in Iowa and introduce an action plan for the state going forward.

Note: Credentialed members of the media are welcome to attend the tours of healthcare providers. Media must contact each healthcare provider prior to the tour to gain access. Some healthcare provider tours may contain confidential patient information. Media will be required to comply with HIPPA.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gov. Reynolds & Lt. Gov. Gregg tour Turning Point Treatment Center

250 Mercy Dr.

Dubuque, IA

12:15 p.m.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Identify, Prevent, Recover: Combating Opioids in Iowa, hosted by Gov. Kim Reynolds

Drake University

Olmstead Center – Sussman Theater

2507 University Ave.

Des Moines, IA

9 a.m. (Note: Gov. Reynolds & Lt. Gov. Gregg arrive at 10 a.m.)


Gov. Reynolds & Lt. Gov. Gregg host administration’s weekly news conference

Drake University

Olmstead Center – Drake Room

2507 University Ave.

Des Moines, IA

Approximately 11:45 a.m.


Gov. Reynolds tours Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa

102 N. Franklin St.

Corydon, IA

3 p.m.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Gov. Reynolds & Lt. Gov. Gregg tour Van Buren County Hospital

304 Franklin St.

Keosauqua, IA

2:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Gov. Reynolds & Lt. Gov. Gregg encourage all Iowans to participate in Iowa’s Drug Take Back Day

For a list of participating locations, please visit: