Opiate & Addiction Task Force

In February of 2014, the County of Summit ADM Board convened the Summit County Opiate Task Force, a group of key individuals and organizations committed to reducing the tragic consequences of opiate abuse in Summit County through education, collaboration, advocacy, and the wise use of available resources. As an increasing public health problem, the opiate / heroin epidemic has resulted in a dramatic rise in accidental deaths and immeasurable heartache. Working together, we all can play a role in helping to end this lethal epidemic.

The one-pager provided here describes some of the activities of the Opiate Task Force. The current Strategic Plan provides an overview of the work of the task force to date as well as plans for future endeavors.

Quarterly Meeting Schedule

The Summit County Opiate Task Force holds meetings quarterly to update members and the community on developments and initiatives to fight the opiate epidemic. All meetings are 4:00 pm-5:30 pm at the Summit County Public Health Department in the Auditorium, 1867 W. Market Street, Akron.

2019 Meeting Dates: *NEW*

  • Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019

2017 Meeting minutes:

Data Dashboard

Click here to learn more about the statistics of this epidemic with our data dashboard. 

News and Events


Contacting the Subcommittees

To inquire about the work of the subcommittee or the next meeting, please contact the Subcommittees chair(s)

Criminal Justice Co-Chairs

Family Support Co-Chairs

Healthcare Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee Co-Chairs

  • Open 

Public Awareness Chair

Youth and Young Adult Chair