A healing hand.
The Substance Use Group sees the intersection of the Scioto County Health Coalition and the Scioto County Collaborative Opioid Consortium as it works to comprehensively address Substance/Opioid Use Disorder in our community and the overdose epidemic. Comprised of a diverse community of stakeholders, agencies, organizations, and private citizens, all have joined to lend their experience and knowledge to developing effective projects, strategies, and policies in areas of prevention, treatment, and recovery. Using both the State Health Improvement Plan and Community Health Improvement Plan to guide strategic plan development, the Substance Use Work Group seeks to align local and state goals with the existing and future goals of the Coalition and Consortium. Through data collection and analysis, the group is able to evaluate and review activities and projects for effectiveness and make informed decisions and revisions. The Substance Use Group is always seeking new members from the community to ensure that all voices are heard. For communities to heal everyone must have a seat at the table to determine how the future unfolds.
Drug Free Communities
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) is a Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use. Since the passage of the DFC Act in 1997, the DFC Program has funded more than 2,000 coalitions and currently mobilizes nearly 9,000 community volunteers across the country. The philosophy behind the DFC Program is that local drug problems require local solutions. The primary purpose of the DFC program is to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and to reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
Scioto County Drug Action Team Alliance (Coalition)
The Scioto County Drug Action Team Alliance is a community-based coalition designed to bring together community members who are dedicated to building a drug-free community.
The coalition is a community-based formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration among groups and sectors of the community in which each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy, and drug-free community for all residents of Scioto County.
The coalition meets bi-monthly and works with leaders within the community to identify and address local substance use problems and to create sustainable community-level change through population-based and environmental strategies which reduce the demand for drugs (demand reduction).
The coalition partners with the “Prescription for Community Recovery” program to reduce the burden of unintentional injury and fatal overdose in Scioto County.
The Scioto County Drug Action Team Alliance is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. To learn more about CADCA visit their website at http://www.cadca.org/
The Scioto County Drug Action Team Alliance supports the Presidents National Drug Control Strategy, and uses it as a foundation for the implementation of data-driven and evidence-based approaches to the reduction of substance use and abuse at the local level.