October 29, 2017
Sunday
Oct 29
2017

Tomorrow: President Clinton to Visit Clinton Foundation Projects in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD
Press Release

The visit will highlight the Clinton Foundation partnerships and programs related to the opioid crisis and early childhood development

Baltimore, MD – Tomorrow, October 30, President Clinton will kick off a three-day tour of Clinton Foundation projects in the United States, participating in a summit at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore to address the opioid epidemic, as well as visiting a playground to highlight the Clinton Foundation’s early childhood development work.

At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, President Clinton will join leaders from across the public health, business, labor, law enforcement, government and employment sectors for a one-day summit: “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact.”

Following the summit, President Clinton will join representatives from Too Small to Fail and the Baltimore County Public Library to dedicate new “Talking is Teaching” themed panels that integrates learning with play at the Sollers Point Branch in Dundalk, Maryland.

The trip will highlight the Clinton Foundation’s cross-sector domestic impact. Over the past 16 years, the Clinton Foundation has worked around the U.S and across the world to help more than 11.5 million people access HIV/AIDS medication, more than 20 million American students access healthier meals, and make over 25,000 cartons (or 50,000 doses) of NARCAN® available to organizations serving populations affected by the epidemic across the United States.

**Site Visits for Planning Purposes Only***Subject to Change***

Media accreditation is now open. To RSVP to cover any of the below sites, please apply here: https://forms.clintonfoundation.org/view.php?id=137790

“THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: FROM EVIDENCE TO IMPACT” SUMMIT
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Camera pre-set starts at 7 a.m., and all media must be preset at 9 a.m.)
Sommer Hall – Room E2014
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD  21205

President Clinton will convene leaders from across the public health, business, labor, law enforcement, government and employment sectors for a one-day summit: “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact.” This summit, focusing on what has become the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history, is co-sponsored by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, and the Bloomberg School’s Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. The Summit coincides with the release of a new report created by CHMI and Johns Hopkins University also titled “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact,” that provides comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations aimed at reversing the deepening crisis.

NOTE: Media who wish to attend this event must register in advance with Robin Scullin, director of media and public relations at the Bloomberg School, at [email protected]. The event starts at 10 a.m. and is being live-streamed and covered by C-SPAN.

TOO SMALL TO FAIL “TALKING IS TEACHING” THEMED PLAYGROUND
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Pre-set: 1:45 p.m.)
Sollers Point Multipurpose Center
323 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, MD 21222

In Dundalk, Maryland, President Clinton will join representatives from Too Small to Fail and the Baltimore County Public Library to officially dedicate new “Talking is Teaching” themed panels at the playground that integrates learning with play – using conversational prompts that encourage parents to talk, read, and sing with their children. The panels were built through a partnership between Too Small to Fail (TSTF), Shane’s Inspiration, and Landscape Structures Inc. To date, 82 early literacy-themed playgrounds have been launched in partnership with Shane’s Inspiration and Landscape Structures Inc.

The dedication will include remarks from President Clinton, Library Director Paula Miller, and Baltimore County Public Library Foundation board president Greg Jones. President Clinton will also tour the library and see how TSTF’s early literacy tools and prompts have been further integrated into their curriculum.

Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of the Clinton Foundation and The Opportunity Institute, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to empower parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth.

Media accreditation is now open. To RSVP to cover any of the above sites, please apply here: https://forms.clintonfoundation.org/view.php?id=137790

Space is extremely limited. We strongly encourage media to apply online directly at the link above. For any questions, please contact [email protected]

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 About the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have been planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.

Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.