The Ross County Health District’s Drug Overdose Prevention Grant was awarded through The Ohio Department of Health. The purpose of this grant is to implement comprehensive sustainable interventions at the local level to prevent drug overuse, misuse and overdose. The grant provides resources for community coalitions and strategic plans, overdose fatality review boards, immediate community response plans and implementation of comprehensive sustainable systems in various settings to screen, identify and link at-risk populations with services. In addition, this grant is intended to integrate the use of data to inform implementation strategies and create sustainability planning to decrease unintentional deaths in Ross County, Ohio.
Steps of Change – candlelight vigil