INSPIRING HOPE IN HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO
A key member of the Inject Hope Regional Collaborative, Hamilton County Heroin Coalition provides countywide and regional leadership and solutions to address the heroin and opiate epidemic both immediately and in the long-term. We are committed to assisting our residents and neighbors with the emergency support that they need, as well as working to prevent the spread of drug use in our youth before it begins. Through collaboration between public health officials, law enforcement, prevention experts and treatment providers, we can make an impact on this pressing public health and public safety issue addressing the four key focus areas:
- Boosting prevention and public education efforts
- Increasing and improving access to treatment
- Reducing the number of fatal overdoses/reducing the harm and consequences
- Controlling the supply
Adequately investing in addressing this problem will produce a cost savings to the community, in addition to saving lives and restoring our families. Every $1 spent on addiction treatment alone will save Hamilton County taxpayers anywhere from $4 to $15, depending on the number of factors taken into consideration. Every $1 spent on prevention can save Hamilton County taxpayers up to $18 in costs stemming from substance use, misuse and addiction.
Hamilton County Heroin Coalition members include:
- Coalition Chair: Commissioner Denise Driehaus
- Chief Richard Braun, Cincinnati Fire Department
- Mary Haag, PreventionFIRST!
- Tim Ingram, Hamilton County Public Health Commissioner
- Dr. Odell Owens, President and CEO, Interact for Health