The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has received funding from OMHAS to distribute naloxone kits to first responders FREE of charge. Please contact Vince Caraffi or Allisyn Leppla at the Board of Health for more information. 216-201-2000
Due to the rapid and alarming increase in drug overdose deaths, community partners realized the need to establish a county-wide task force to address these issues. The Task Force is comprised of dedicated professionals from areas such as drug treatment/recovery, education, health care, law enforcement, medicine, prevention specialists, mental health services, concerned citizens, and public health. Recognizing that addiction is a disease, the members strive to increase awareness to the dangers associated with the misuse of opiates as well as to implement strategies and policies that will have a positive impact this epidemic.
To serve the residents of Cuyahoga County by actively working to raise public awareness, promote community action, and provide education related to the dangers and devastating effects of drug abuse.
To create a healthier community by reducing accidental fatalities associated with opiate abuse through collaborative partnerships that focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery.