Hamilton Co. Response to the Opioid Epidemic
The Hamilton County Response to the Opioid Epidemic Workgroup was founded in 2013 to identify and implement evidence-based solutions. This collaborative of organizations, professionals, and concerned citizens from all walks of life, has been working on creating a plan to reverse the opioid epidemic tide in Hamilton County. Recently, the ROE Workgroup, which includes representation from PreventionFIRST!, released their plan to address the Hamilton County Opioid Epidemic. You can read the plan, entitled "Reversing the Tide: Hamilton County's Response to the Opioid Epidemic", by clicking on the link below.
Recently members of the ROE Workgroup also joined the Cincinnati Edition on 97.1 WVXU, to discuss the different aspects of the plan with host Mark Heyne. Replays of those segments are available at the links below.
Part 1 - Hear from Mary Haag, PreventionFIRST! President/CEO; Ann Barnum, Interact for Health; and Steve Walkenhorst, Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment, on prevention and treatment aspects of the plan.
Part 2 - Hear from Ann Barnum, Interact for Health; Libby Harrison, Cincinnati Exchange Project; and Chief Tom Synan, Newtown Police Department, on supply reduction, enforcement and needle exchange programs.
"A Call to Action Community Forum" Grant Application
Groups, coalitions and organizations are invited to apply for this grant that funds up to $500 for community forums focused on opioid prevention. These funds are available to Hamilton County groups.