Rachel King-Johnson, CADC

Staff Consultant
Rachel King-Johnson, CADC, is a staff consultant and Illinois Regional Care Coordination Agency (IL RCCA) regional advisor at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). She works in building and leading a regional coalition, serves as a liaison for subrecipients, delivers training and technical assistance (TTA), and provides support and expertise to internal and external stakeholders. She works with the RCCA team to assist the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) in equitably implementing essential state resources in areas of the state disproportionately impacted by the opioid crisis. Prior to joining AHP, Ms. King-Johnson worked with people involved in the criminal legal system, extensively helping with legal and medical advocacy for people who have been marginalized and people who use drugs. She assisted many individuals who were being released from county jails to access substance use treatment. She was also director of clinical outreach for a harm reduction delivery service program that served 15 counties in Central Illinois, with a focus on rural and underserved communities, providing HIV and hepatitis C testing, harm reduction counseling, peer support, and other referrals.  
 
Ms. King-Johnson is a subject matter expert in harm reduction. Her strengths are in coalition-building, motivational interviewing, legal and medical advocacy, and harm reduction counseling and technical support. She has completed 3 years of undergraduate work with a focus in sociology and is a certified alcohol and other drug counselor (CADC). 



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