DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce

The next meeting of the HOPE Taskforce is Friday, August 11, 2023 @ 8:30 AM at the Linda A. Kurzawa Community Center - 115 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL  60187. This meeting will occur in compliance with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and will follow COVID-19 protocols.    

Public comment may be made in person or to submit a public comment online to be read into the minutes, please click here .  Online public comment submissions will be closed 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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The DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce is a joint operation of the DuPage County Board and the DuPage County Board of Health. The Taskforce consists of members from across many sectors in our community, specializing in:

  • Criminal justice system
  • Education
  • Law enforcement
  • Mental health
  • Prevention
  • Substance abuse treatment


The Taskforce is responsible for advising DuPage County elected leaders on needed program development, supporting infrastructure, and policy recommendations to address DuPage County’s opioid crisis and substance use disorders among residents. They may also assist with other related issues as necessary. The Taskforce reports jointly to the County Board Chair and the President of the DuPage County Board of Health.


The HOPE Taskforce is an interagency-interdisciplinary advisory task force with the following goals:

  1. Professionally and comprehensively assess opioid and substance use within DuPage County
  2. Recommend effective and actionable policies, initiatives and programs
  3. Measure success from desired program and initiative benchmarks and deliverables

The HOPE Taskforce is an advisory board appointed by the DuPage County Chair and adheres to all components of the Open Meetings Act.

Additional Information

For more information about the HOPE Taskforce, please visit the Hope Taskforce website.

Last Updated: 5/12/2023