Vision Statement: Eliminate overdose deaths in Lackawanna County
The Lackawanna Opioid Overdose Coalition began in February 2017; bringing together public safety and public health stakeholders, unifying under the vision of increasing cross-systems collaboration to eliminate overdose in Lackawanna County.
The Coalition meets monthly to implement initiatives outlined in a three-year strategic plan; which is available on this site. The Coalition is comprised of a cross representation of the community including: government, medical, education, pharmacy, treatment, courts, family advocates, individuals in recovery, law enforcement and first responders.
To accomplish the goal of eliminating overdose deaths, the Coalition has organized its members into six workgroups:
(3) Community Awareness
(4) Professional Education
(5) Data Collection and Analysis
(7) Implementing – Warm Handoff