County Executive Jan Gardner formed a Heroin Consortium to bring together county agencies, non-profits, and other community partners to work together to effectively address substance abuse and to reduce overdose and fatalities. Many of the community partners are already actively involved in addressing this issue, and the consortium will facilitate communication, encourage the sharing of information and resources, and produce a unified response to the challenges facing Frederick County residents.
Watch the April 30, 2019 meeting
Executive Gardner provided a start-up grant of $500,000 to bring medically supervised detox services to Frederick County.
Watch the announcement of the grant winner (March 12, 2019)
Watch the announcement of the grant opportunity (Sept.25, 2018)
Please visit www.TakeBackMyLife.org to find out about the Frederick County Health Department public campaign to raise awareness of the growing problem of opioid and heroin misuse in the county.
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