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Opiate & Addiction Task Force

Summit County Opiate & Addiction Task Force LogoIn 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 current strategic plan (completed in 2020) provides an overview of the work of the task force to date as well as plans for future endeavors.

News and Events

The Summit County Opiate & Addiction Task Force offers a quarterly newsletter.To stay informed on the latest information from the task force, join our email list and you'll receive the newsletter quarterly in your inbox.

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.

Meeting calendar with all of the SCOATF Subcommittee and Public Quarterly Meetings

SCOATF Public Quarterly Meetings


  • Monday, March 15, 2021 - Meeting Notes
  • Monday, June 14, 2021 - Meeting Notes
  • Monday, September 13, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021





Data Dashboard

View PDF to learn more about the statistics of this epidemic with our data dashboard. 


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 & Young People Co-Chairs

Healthcare Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Harm Reduction Co-Chairs

Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee Chair

Public Awareness Chair