Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

Media Advisory for the Opioid Summit Report Press Conference


Release of Summit Report by the Nebraska Coalition to Prevent Opioid Abuse 


October 14th marked the one year anniversary of the successful summit, “Charting the Road to Recovery: Nebraska’s Response to Opioid Abuse" to proactively address prescription and illicit opioid abuse in Nebraska through a multi-disciplinary coalition centered on prevention, treatment, and law enforcement.  Following the summit, the lead coalition partners, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska, and the Nebraska Office of the Attorney General, reconvened to analyze responses to summit participant surveys and develop a framework of strategic initiatives of the Nebraska Coalition to Prevent Opioid Abuse. 

 The October 19th media conference will feature coalition partners highlighting progress.



Thursday, Oct. 19th 3:00 p.m.




Lauritzen Outpatient Center*

4th Floor, Auditorium



Governor Pete Ricketts

Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, MD

Acting U.S. Attorney Robert Stuart

Attorney General Doug Peterson

Summit Partners



PR contacts:

Taylor Gage, Governor Pete Ricketts, C-402-499-8351

Vicky Cerino, UNMC, C-402.350.0898 

Joe Jeanette, U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of Nebraska, C-402-699-2067

Kathie Osterman, Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services, C-402-326-4277

Suzanne Gage, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, C-402-560-3518


*Directions: From I-80, take 42nd St. north. Once you get past Leavenworth St., go up the hill to Emile St. Turn right (east). A construction project will be on your right and the Sorrell Center on the left. Go to the stop sign. Just past the stop sign straight ahead park along the curb. The building that will be on your right is the Lauritzen Outpatient Center. A UNMC representative will be there to direct you into the building, Lisa Spellman, Cell 402 250-6710,  Another contact is Vicky Cerino, Cell 402 350-0898.