Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) will host the first Clark County Opioid Taskforce meeting on March 22nd. The event is part of a regional effort to bring together cross-sector partners to prioritize and drive a collective response to the opioid crisis.
WHAT: The first Clark County Opioid Taskforce Meeting. Water and light snacks provided.
WHO: Stakeholders from medical and behavioral healthcare, SUD services, county and city governance, prevention, early intervention, corrections, community services, recovery, communities of color organizations, health improvement, and others. We welcome and encourage participation of community members and value people with lived experience.
WHEN/WHERE: March 22nd from 2-4pm at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661.
RSVP: Please RSVP at the web address below to reserve your spot to help us ensure there is enough space. There is no cost to attend this taskforce. https://clarkcountyopioidtaskforce.eventbrite.com
More info: The opioid epidemic is the worst man-made epidemic in human history. Over 47,000 people died from opioid overdose in 2017 alone and the trend has been climbing steadily for 20 years. Opioid overdose has passed car accidents and is now the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. The impact of opioid use disorder and opioid misuse reaches across sectors and has an impact on diverse systems and millions of people.
We have limited resources for compensation for those attending this meeting outside of a job role and off-the-clock. The purpose of these funds is to increase community engagement. If that describes you, please contact me and we may be able to arrange a stipend for your attendance.
The meeting will help answer questions such as:
- How do we prevent opioid overdose?
- How can we support long term recovery?
- How do we further integrate treatment services?
- How can we support prevention efforts?