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Oct 27, 2021

The Honorable John F. White, Jr. is the President & CEO of The Consortium, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that provides holistic, community-based services for the empowerment and recovery of all who seek assistance with behavioral health and substance use. Kyle Shearer is a client of The Consortium who benefited from its services throughout his journey to recovery.

In this episode, we discuss staying committed to recovery during times of transition, the pandemic’s impact on individuals struggling with addiction, and the value of support services that address the social determinants of health.

For more information on The Consortium, visit  

Hosted by Heather Major, Executive Director, Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

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