Crawford County Overdose Prevention Coalition
The coalition started in June of 2016 after members in the community came together to fight the overdose epidemic that has been hitting our county.
The coalition is a diverse mix of people from social services, healthcare professions, school administrations, families, and the community, all coming together to make Crawford County free from overdoses and overdose deaths.
As of 2017, the Crawford County Overdose Prevention Coalition started their Facebook page, implemented a drug prevention curriculum in three districts in the county, and have multiple community subgroups: data management & analysis, healthcare professionals, faith-based, school-based, youth-based, first responders, fitness, and media & marketing.
In September of 2018, the CCOPC held its inaugural Road to Recovery 5k in Meadville, PA. There were over 75 contestants, running, walking, rolling and strolling to celebrate those in recovery from substance use disorders.
In October of 2018, there is a Neo-Natal Abstinence Syndrome Symposium and Teens & Addiction Seminar planned. Each event will raise awareness to substance use disorders and provide the community and its service providers with information to help curb overdoses in Crawford County.