The Lucas County Opiate coalition was founded in 2015 by concerned community agencies, and members from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This multi-agency coalition meets quarterly to discuss strategies, interventions, prevention and policies to help combat the opiate epidemic.
If you someone or someone you know has been impacted by substance abuse, joining the coalition is an opportunity to take a negative experience and use it as the driving force for positive change. Everyone is welcome and there are no fees or dues to join. Our website features valuable resources and has the most up-to-date prevention news to you.
Upcoming events section:
- May 6, 2020
- August 5, 2020
- November 4, 2020
All meetings are from 1:30PM-3:30PM at the Kent Branch Library.
*In response to COVID-19 the May 6, 2020 meeting will be held virtually at 1:30 pm.
You may participate by following this web link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/98253517032
By phone by calling: +1312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 98253517032# US (Chicago)
- To bring together as many individuals and groups with stake in prescription and illicit drug awareness in the region to work together in an open and collaborative manner.
- To inform and educate the members of the coalition and the public at large about Naloxone and how to administer it.
- To identify, explore, and recommend specific actions that stakeholders might take to reduce overdoes and fatalities.
- To improve the overall image in Lucas County through the actions above.
To reduce the number of overdoses, and overdose deaths in Lucas County through education, research and policy change
To advocate for funding and policies that support the reduction, and prevention of prescription/illicit drug overdose and fatalities in Lucas County and surrounding areas. This will be accomplished by maintaining and expanding the Lucas County Opiate Coalition, establishing an Overdose fatality committee, and increase the use of Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS); by encouraging Lucas County Health system , stakeholders, administration and local health care providers to adopt these policies