Opioid Awareness Coalition (OAC)
The Opioid Awareness Coalition (OAC) was founded in February of 2019 by UIHS’ Tribal Public Health Department as a monthly community coalition group with UIHS leadership, our Tribal Partners, law enforcement, community partners, cultural leaders, and individuals with lived experience to combat the opioid epidemic in our region.
OAC’s plan includes providing education through community events, youth and elder activities, traditional arts and crafts, working with schools, social media posts, talking circles, lived experience presentations, and sharing data with others. It also highlights the need of robust prevention activities, methods to manage pain, effective treatment services and ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths within our tribal communities.
Opioid Awareness Coalition meets on the First Friday of each month
Community members are welcome to join!
TOR Team can be reached at 707.825.5070
Rob England, HPE Manager
Amanda Colegrove, HPE Supervisor
Robin Johnson, HPE Specialist