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Secretaries Azar and DeVos to Attend Federal School Safety Commission Field Visit in Wisconsin

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Tomorrow, Tuesday July 24, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and representatives from the Federal Commission on School Safety will travel to Adams-Friendship Middle School in Adams County, Wisconsin, for a field visit to learn how Adams-Friendship incorporates a statewide behavioral health framework into its operations.

Following a brief school tour, Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker and Commission members will provide opening remarks at a roundtable where they will hear from representatives of Wisconsin’s School Mental Health Initiative, school district officials, parents, students and community members. This is the second field visit during which the Commission will learn from practitioners throughout the country who are actively taking steps to improve school safety and build a positive school climate.

The Commission will host three different types of events in the coming weeks and months – Commission meetings, field visits and listening sessions. Dates, times and location information will be made available as events are scheduled. 

Media Details for Tomorrow’s Event:


Federal Commission on School Safety Field Visit


Adams-Friendship Middle School

420 North Main Street

Adams, Wisconsin 53910

Tuesday’s Commission field visit will also be available via livestream (click here). 


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

11:00-11:15 a.m. CDT – Media arrive for pre-set

11:30 a.m. CDT – Building Tour, Closed Press

12:00 p.m. CDT – Roundtable, Open Press 

1:00 p.m. CDT – Press availability 

Media RSVP:

Media must RSVP to by 9:00am CDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, with the below information. Media will not be admitted without RSVP and upon arrival, media will be required to present press credentials.

Full Name:

Network Affiliation:

Position (Camera, still photographer, reporter):

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Media Logistics:

  • Press credentials will be checked at the entrance upon arrival.
  • Media will be escorted upon arrival to the press conference location.
  • Provided on site: Mult-box, power, TV quality lighting and press seating will be available.

** For questions related to media RSVPs and press briefing details, please contact Evelyn Stauffer at (202) 868-9676. **

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

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