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Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force

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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. 

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2019 Annual Injury Prevention Report
2018 Annual Injury Prevention Report
2017 Evaluation Dissemination Plan
Opiate Task Force Report 2016
Opiate Task Force Report 2015
Opiate Task Force Report 2014

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