Governor Mills Opioid Response Summit & Seminars

Governor Mills Opioid Response Summit & Seminars are part of the state’s strong commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic. The Summit and Seminars convene leaders from across Maine to share ideas, strategies, and best practices to help Maine people and families affected by this public health crisis. The summit’s theme reflects the personal and societal challenges of substance use disorder and opportunities to build a better, kinder future together. Seminars are held on the first Friday of every month from 11:30-12:30, see the link below to register.



The Governor’s Opioid Response Monthly Webinar Series continues on Friday, June 2, from 11:30am to 12:30pm on the topic of The Intersection of Substance Use Disorders and Child Protection.

The Maine Child Death and Serious Review Injury Review Panel recently released its annual report and noted several connections between child death and injury and parental substance use disorders. The faculty for this session include Mark Moran, LCSW, Bobbi Johnson, LMSW, Associate Director of Child Welfare Services at the Office of Child and Family Services and Dr. Todd Landry, Director of the Office of Child and Family Services.

Gordon Smith, Director of Opioid Response will introduce the session and moderate.  Director Smith will also provide a preview of the Governor’s 5th Annual Opioid Response Summit being held on July 20 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

2022 Maine Child Death and Serious Review Injury Review Annual Report- PDF

2022 DHHS Response- PDF

Maine Child Welfare Citizens Review Panels Website

Date:  June 2, 2023

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Format: Zoom Webinar

Free Registration ( Certificate of Attendance )

There will be no Continuing Education Credits associated with this event.


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Maine’s Opioid Response Strategic Action Plan

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The Role of Recovery Community Centers in Maine’s Opioid Response Plan


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The Role of EMS in Maine’s Opioid Response


Recording coming soon.

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Featuring conversation between Sarah Squirrell, Director of the Maine Office of Behavioral Health and Tom Coderre, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at SAMHSA.


Held on April 7, 2023

Enhancing Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder for Patients in Hospital Settings