Decrease the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Howard County by 10% by 2025
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, the County has seen a decline in opioid-related deaths. However, non-fatal overdoses continue to increase. To address this, HCHD is expanding treatment referral services, community evidence based programs, and expanded partnerships to help reduce both fatal and non-fatal overdoses. The baseline year for target completion is FY 2018.
- Continued partnerships with government agencies and nonprofit groups through the overdose fatality review team.
- Work with stakeholders to assure an adequate network of substance use disorder providers.
- Provision of substance-use disorder or behavioral health counseling for individuals at the Detention Center or Howard House.
Source: Howard County Health Department