OPIOID & SUBSTANCE USE TASK FORCE PLANS
Fairfax County’s Opioid and Substance Use Task Force is a collaborative, cross-systems approach to combat the impact of the opioid epidemic. The Task Force’s current work plan for FY 2021 and FY 2022 (PDF) builds off of the successes and lessons learned from working through the initiatives of the first plan (PDF), which the Board of Supervisors approved in January 2018.
The primary goals of the Task Force’s FY 2021 and FY 2022 work plan are to reduce deaths from opioids through prevention, treatment and harm reduction, and use data to describe the problem, target interventions and evaluate effectiveness. About 30 initiatives are currently underway or in development across five priority areas: education, prevention, and collaboration; early intervention and treatment; enforcement and criminal justice; data and monitoring; and, harm reduction.
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