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Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition
  |  Become a member to reduce overdoses in Licking County |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/31/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition is accepting members who are interested in reducing deaths due to prescription drug overuse, misuse, abuse and overdose in Licking County.

Being a member of the Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition is a proactive way to promote positive and prevention based drug-free behaviors in Licking County. Businesses may send a representative to participate, or unaffiliated members of the community may join. Retired or senior members of the community are encouraged to join as well as college students.

The Licking County Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition recently was developed through a grant funded by the Ohio Department of Health. The Coalition consists of a variety of representatives from local and state organizations with a vested interest in reducing overdoses from prescription drugs. Current members include representatives from Pathways of Central Ohio, Mental Health America, Denison University, Newark City Schools, Licking County Prevention Partnership, Licking Memorial Health Systems, as well as local law enforcement, fire, and EMS departments.

The Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition is in the developmental stage of coalition formation. If you are interested in joining, LCHD invites you to the next meeting on Friday, April 7 at the Licking County Health Department located at 675 Price Rd. Newark, in the 3rd floor conference room from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., or you may contact Alexandria Wallace, Licking County Health Department Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program Coordinator, at (740) 349-6951.
Licking County Health Department Media Contact:
Olivia Biggs, Public Information Officer, obiggs@lickingcohealth.org, (740) 349-6488
“The Licking County Health Department serves more than 160,000 citizens in the Licking County General Health District by preventing disease, protecting the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles with a vision of healthy people living in healthy communities.”
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