Overdose Prevention Response Program

The purpose of the Overdose Prevention Coordinator is to facilitate substance use intervention involvement for public health, to identify and utilize resources to achieve substance use related goals, and to assist development of effective community substance use strategies with stakeholders and key informants.    

With the support from local partners, Wayne County is able to sustain efforts in addressing one of the most urgent public health threats throughout the country. Presently, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S and drug overdose rates are increasing – among men and women of all ages and races.