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Media Appearances 2019 

Feb. 26, 2019

President and CEO Susan Whitmore talks to KCTV5 about the opioid epidemic in Kansas City

March 2, 2019

Susan Whitmore answers a "good question" about the opioid epidemic on KCTV5

April 26, 2019

Michelle Irwin, community outreach specialist, speaks to Fox4 on the importance of Drug Take Back Day

May 13, 2019

Missouri has one of the worst drug problems in the country, study finds

May 17, 2019

DeMarco Vaugh, community prevention specialist, talks to KMBC9 about the dangers of fentanyl 

May 17, 2019

DeMarco Vaugh, community prevention specialist, is interviewed by FOX4 about a string of reported fentanyl-related overdoses

June 18, 2019

Royals great Willie Wilson speaks to KCTV5 about his career and role as chair of the Celebrity Golf Tournament

July 23, 2019

President and CEO Susan Whitmore speaks to KMBC9 about the amount of opioid pills shipped to Kansas, Missouri

July 29, 2019

Margaux Guignon, Director of Prevention Services, talks to The Kansas City Star about the rising rates of drug overdose deaths in Kansas and Missouri

August 5, 2019

Margaux Guignon, Director of Prevention Services, Director of Prevention Services, is interviewed by FOX 4 about the rise in overdose deaths in the bi-state area

September 11, 2019

President and CEO Susan Whitmore shares her personal story of recovery in this podcast

September 17, 2019

Susan Whitmore and Melissa Edman are interviewed live about Hearts of Addicted Love Ones (HALO) in the 41 Action News studio

September 26, 2019

KMBC 9 covers the 2019 Celebration Evening featuring Elizabeth Vargas in Conversation with Lara Moritz 

President & CEO Susan Whitmore, with Melissa Edman and anchor Cynthia Newsome in the 41 Action News Studio, on Sept. 17, 2019. 
Media Appearances 2018 

Jan. 4, 2018

Susan Whitmore interviewed by Fox 4 about substance use disorder and recovery during the holidays

Jan. 19, 2018

Susan Whitmore talks to KC Star about the impact of the opioid crisis in Missouri. 

 

Feb. 22, 2018

Susan Whitmore with Gary Henson on FOX 4: “Local groups fight back as opioid abuse epidemic skyrockets in Kansas City metro”

 

Feb. 23, 2018

Susan Whitmore in follow-up to previous day’s story live morning segment. 

 

March 6, 2018 

Margaux Guignon, Director of Prevention, discusses the Prairie Village Town Hall event in the Shawnee Mission Post.

 

March 7, 2018

President and CEO Susan Whitmore is interviewed in The Kansas City Star about the lack of available Suboxone and counseling treatment options in the metro area. 

 

March 8, 2018

Chris Rosburg, a First Call Board member who shared his story at the town hall, takes center stage in this Shawnee Mission Post article

 

March 29, 2018

Susan Whitmore on KMBC, “Former KCFD Paramedic indicted for allegedly stealing fentanyl and morphine from ambulances”

April 25, 2018

Fox 4 News interviews President and CEO Susan Whitmore, "Parents worried after finding used needles near Independence high school"

May 11, 2018

Susan Whitmore discusses the dangers associated with opioid use and the hope alternative therapy is bringing to the treatment of chronic pain in this interview with 41 Action News. 

June 26, 2018

Overdoses, prison, scant treatment: Mother's story shows state of KC’s opioid crisis

September 5, 2018

While Opioids Grab The Spotlight, The Meth Epidemic Grows Worse Than Ever

September 7, 2018

Missouri Still a Center for Meth

October 12, 2018

Truman Medical, Cerner develop new software to combat opioid addiction

November 16, 2018

In Kansas City, could medical marijuana be used to treat opioid addiction?

For media inquiries, please contact Marchel Alverson, Marketing and Communications Manager, 816-800-8060, malverson@firstcallkc.org

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