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.
- Wednesday, March 14, 2018
- Monday, June 18, 2018
- Monday, September 17, 2018
- Monday, December 17, 2018
2017 Meeting minutes:
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News and Events
Task Force Subcommittees
Contacting the Committee
To inquire about the work of the committee or the next meeting, please contact the Committee chair.
Criminal Justice Co-Chairs
Family Support Co-Chairs
Healthcare Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Public Awareness Chair
Youth and Young Adult Chair