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Kimberly Lohman Clapp

Kimberly is a five-time Emmy award winning journalist who has spent a quarter decade giving a voice to the voiceless, holding the powerful accountable, and exposing dangerous trends, scams, and products. She joined the Addiction Policy Forum in 2018 after serving as the APF Family Day emcee in DC, wanting to work with those impacted by addiction and help save the next family from heartbreak.

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9 Life-Saving Addiction Programs In Oregon

By Kimberly Lohman Clapp on September 10, 2019

 

It’s true what they say, not all superheroes wear capes. Some of them hold a gavel, others carry stethoscopes , and one of them wore Olympic medals. Innovators across Oregon are saving the day through programs that are changing our response to addiction. In 2017, 530 Oregon residents died of a drug overdose. However, seemingly ordinary people are creating extraordinary programs and saving lives.

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9 Indiana Programs Addressing Addiction You Need to Know About

By Kimberly Lohman Clapp on August 21, 2019

It’s almost too big of a statistic to wrap your brain around: since 1999, there has been an 883% increase in drug deaths, according to the state’s health department. In 2017 alone, five Indianans died every single day from an overdose. But born out of those devastating numbers are new, effective and inspiring Hoosier-designed solutions. 

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Addiction Crisis: 8 Iowa Programs Saving Lives

By Kimberly Lohman Clapp on August 6, 2019

Three hundred and forty-one Iowa residents died from a drug overdose in 2017; that’s 341 too many. However, there is good news. It appears the numbers are decreasing, especially in Iowa, a state that experiences one of the lowest overdose rates per capita in the country. Can you imagine how many more lives could be saved if promising programs were brought to scale and implemented across the state and country? That’s what Innovation Now dares to imagine. 

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Turning the Addiction Tide in Delaware

By Kimberly Lohman Clapp on May 22, 2019

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Arresting Addiction

By Kimberly Lohman Clapp on May 17, 2019

  Photo Credit: Avi Steinhardt/For the Philadelphia Inquirer
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10 Pennsylvania Addiction Programs Offering Hope

By Kimberly Lohman Clapp on April 9, 2019

 

Pennsylvania has lost far too many loved ones to addiction. The latest CDC data reveals 5,388 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose in 2017 – the highest number in the United States – leaving families and communities devastated. As the crisis worsens, residents are searching for solutions, and so are we. Innovators around the Keystone State are tackling this crisis with fresh ideas, energy and optimism resulting in ten innovative programs with inspiring results. 

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