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:

  1. Boosting prevention and public education efforts
  2. Increasing and improving access to treatment
  3. Reducing the number of fatal overdoses/reducing the harm and consequences
  4. 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.

The Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Steering Committee includes:

  • Coalition Chair: Commissioner Denise Driehaus
  • Neil Tilow, Talbert House
  • Patrick Tribbe, Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
  • Mary Haag, PreventionFIRST!
  • Kamaria A. Tyehimba, UMADAOP
  • Tim Ingram, Hamilton County Public Health Commissioner
  • Sarah Bolton, the Health Collaborative
  • Tom Synan, Chief of Police, Newtown
  • Cedric Robinson, City of Cincinnati Fire Department


Coalition member-organizations include:
Hamilton County, Ohio; City of Cincinnati; Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board; Hamilton County Job & Family Services; Hamilton County Sherriff; Hamilton County Coroner; Hamilton County Public Health; Hamilton County Courts; Hamilton County Association of Chiefs of Police; Hamilton County Fire Chiefs Association; Colerain Township; Anderson Township Fire Department; City of Cincinnati Fire Department; Cincinnati Health Department; Cincinnati Police Department; Springfield Township; Interact for Health, The Health Collaborative; The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce; Prevention First!; UMAPAOP; Addiction Services Council; The Brightview Foundation; Court Clinic; Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC); The AMOS Project; Office of Senator Sherrod Brown; Office of Senator Rob Portman; The Ohio Attorney General’s Office; State Representative Jonathan Dever; Vice Mayor of Cincinnati, David Mann


Click HERE to read about “From Voice to Action”, an upcoming event on November 18th, 2017

Click HERE to access the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Strategic Action Plan

Click HERE to download a “Not In My Neighborhood” sign for your home or business.

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