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Opioid Crisis in Rual America: Cooper

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This presentation was delivered at NADO's 2018 Annual Training Conference, held in Charlotte, NC on October 13-16. For more information, visit: https://www.nado.org/events/2018-annual-training-conference/

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Opioid Crisis in Rual America: Cooper

  1. 1. NORTHERN KENTUCKY’S COLLECTIVE RESPONSE TO THE OPIOD EPIDEMIC LISA S. COOPER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NORTHERN KY AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NADO 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – CHARLOTTE, NC
  2. 2. HEROIN’S TOLL ON NKY • Drug overdose deaths quadrupled from 1999-2012 in KY • KY ranked 3rd in the nation for overdose deaths • NKY overdose deaths went from 31 in 2010 to 61 in 2012 • 63 infants born w drug w/drawal symptoms in NKY in 2012 Rates of Hep C infection in NKY doubled the state rate and 24x the national rate. • In 2011 8% of HS Seniors reported heroin use 1 or more x
  3. 3. MEDICAL, GRASSROOTS, BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS CONVENE September 2012 - Call to Action Leadership Team established to identify strategies Leadership Team: law enforcement, local governments, mental health and substance abuse treatment, health care, public health, businesses and individuals.
  4. 4. NKADD’S ROLE Convener Grant Writer/Administrator Fiscal Agent Hiring Agent/Employer of Record Record Keeper
  5. 5. CURRENT STRUCTURE - • Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Board of Directors – County Judges/Executive, Hospital CEO, Health Department CEO, State Legislator, NKY Drug Strike Force Director NKODCP Director Subcontractors, Volunteers, Community Groups, Partners
  6. 6. CONTACT INFO LISA COOPER, NKADD, LISA.COOPER@NKADD.ORG AMANDA PETERS, NKODCP DIRECTOR, APETERS@NKYODCP.ORG

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