Take Charge Ohio is more than a campaign – it’s an initiative to empower all Ohioans to work together to use pain medication safely. Ohio is in the middle of an overdose epidemic and safe use of pain medication is a crucial part of the solution. All of Ohio is affected by this epidemic and it will take all of us to turn the tide. We are patients, family members, doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers, parents, children, people struggling with addiction, people in recovery, people in pain, and people who want to make a difference. While many of us come from different backgrounds, the one thing we have in common is that we are all Ohioans. It’s time to Take Charge, Ohio.
http://www.takechargeohio.org/The-Issue/Treatment Treatment does work and should match the needs of the patient and the person. Everyone is different. Making sure that Ohioans have access to appropriate treatment is a critical focus in Ohio. Treatment options range from support groups to medication-assisted treatment in combination with traditional counseling.
Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on:
Click Here to find a Naloxone distribution site near you.
The CCCHD’s Safe Communities Coalition promotes safe driving practices along with addressing injuries and fatalities occurring on Clark County roadways. The coalition educates the county on safe driving practices through four simple principles:
The Safe Communities program is very active in the community, often visiting local schools, festivals and other events to promote safe driving. By working with other local agencies to promote their cause, this coalition provides Clark County with a united front against hazardous driving.
Objectives of the Safe Communities Coalition:
The Safe Communities Coalition meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the CCCHD main office.
529 East Home Road
Springfield, OH 45503
Telephone: (937) 390-5600
Fax: (937) 390-5625
Click here to learn more about the overview of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) The Springfield/Clark County community has worked diligently since January 2016 to produce a road map for our resident’s future health: the 2016 to 2019 Clark County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Using data from the 2016 Community Health Assessment combined with the input from over 120 people throughout the community, we created a plan based on best practices that fits our community. These best practices were integrated into SMART objectives to ensure progress is real and easily tracked. We are committed to implementation of the plan over the next three years along with our community partners. The plan is comprised of 7 area of focus, each with a Task Force that has identified goals, objectives, and action steps for the priority.
A great way to prevent drug abuse is to properly dispose of any unused medication. Drug Drop-off locations are in your community. Click the link below to enter your location to find a drop-off center near you.
The primary role of the Mental Health & Recovery Board (MHRB) of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties is to plan, fund and monitor services for people with serious and persistent mental illness and alcohol and other drug addictions throughout the three county area.
With 21 member agencies throughout the three-county area, the Mental Health & Recovery Board is well positioned to provide all citizens of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties convenient access to the mental health, alcohol and other drug addiction treatment, prevention and support services they need. MHRB and its member agencies are committed to providing the community with the highest quality of care.
Clark County Coalition Members - click here
Greene County Coalition Members - click here
Madison County Coalition Members - click here