Community comes together to address opioid epidemic

In all three MAPP led Community Health Needs Assessments (2008, 2012 & 2015) “Substance Abuse” has continued to be the top ranked factor most negatively affecting the community. Couple this with the growing opioid epidemic and community members have come together to create a local task force. The task force is looking at what is already occurring within the community (e.g. the bi-monthly Syringe Exchange) and identifying areas where more mobilization is still needed. The task force is meeting on a monthly basis and creating work groups to tackle various actionable areas. All community members with an interest in this effort are encouraged to participate. Please email mappofskp@gmail.com in order to be added to the task force list serve and be alerted of upcoming meetings and work group opportunities.