THE EL DORADO COUNTY OPIOID COALITION

 

ABOUT

US

Misson Statement: Building Collaboratives to Address the Opioid Epidemic in El Dorado County

The El Dorado County Opioid Coalition is a community-wide collaborative of public and private partners working together to address the opioid epidemic in El Dorado County. Coalition members meet quarterly to share strategies, discuss interventions and adopt best practices toward the shared goal of reducing opioid addiction. As a result of our collective efforts, the county has seen a steady decline in opioid prescriptions, an increase in the availability of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a decrease in opioid overdose-related deaths.

Stakeholders & Partnerships

Key Activities

(2020)

  •  Utilize Local Data to Inform Coalition Interventions

  • Collaborate with Community Partners to Increase Access to MAT Services

  • Promote Evidence Based practices with Local Opioid Policies and Procedures

  • ​Implement Opioid Awareness Public Education Campaigns​​​

  • Work with County Agencies and Organizations to Increase Access to Harm Reduction Services 

 
 

Treatment resources

Alcohol and Drug Services Resource for El Dorado County

drug

Disposal

Drug Disposal Locations Around El Dorado County

educational resources

Education on Prevention and on the Opioid Epidemic

Current Event Articles

Articles about the Opioid Epidemic & More

 
 

Statistics

California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

https://discovery.cdph.ca.gov/CDIC/ODdash/

149,105

Prescriptions for Opioids in El Dorado County, 2018

7

Deaths Related to Any Opioid Overdose in El Dorado County, 2018

48

ED Visits Related to Any Opioid Overdose in El Dorado County, 2018

22

Hospitalizations Related to Any Opioid Overdose in EL Dorado County, 2018

CONTACT US

Chris Weston, MPH

Project Director

cweston@comcast.net

Kirsten Rogers

Project Manager

rogers_kirsten@comcast.net

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