According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 142 Americans die every day from a drug overdose. To the general public, that number may be shocking, but to those of us working actively to address this crisis, that number may hit closer to home. As an important partner in the opioid response in your community, we applaud your work.
The Region 5 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established an Opioid Taskforce compromised, not only of HHS Operating Divisions, but also representatives from other Federal agencies. We understand that successfully combatting this problem requires multi-sector partnerships and we would welcome the opportunity to provide strategic consultation or resource identification with your State, Tribe, or jurisdiction.
We understand that there is not “a one size fits all” solution to this problem, but we hope to serve as a “one stop shop” to connect you with needed HHS or other Federal partners.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with the Taskforce, please complete the Region 5 Opioid Taskforce Request Form.