Chuck Klevgaard is a nationally recognized expert in substance misuse prevention, public health, and school-based health. Drawing on his experience in collective impact and prevention-focused partnerships, he builds the capacity of states, tribes, schools, communities, and cities to use evidence-based substance misuse prevention and intervention strategies. He specializes in behavioral health support; training and technical assistance; and evidence-based alcohol, opioid, and substance misuse programs and policies.
Klevgaard, a member of the Prevention Solutions @EDC team, leads EDC’s Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation’s Prevention Matters Initiative and North Central Health Service’s Resilient Youth Initiative, and co-leads EDC’s Healthcare Foundation of La Porte’s Partners in Prevention Project. Nationwide, he provides trainings to prevent opioid overdose, including working with first responders to administer naloxone.
As a consultant to Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center, Klevgaard provides training and technical assistance to substance misuse prevention entities within the Great Lakes region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio.
Klevgaard, a Certified Senior Prevention Specialist through the Illinois Certification Board, Inc., holds a BSW from Minnesota State University Moorhead.