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Integrated Substance Use Proactive Engagement and Response (I Super)

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,600,000)

Franklin County, OH in collaboration with Franklin County Public Health, Columbus Public Health, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, along with a number of community-based providers, propose to implement iSUPER (Integrated Substance Use Proactive Engagement and Response), a multi-layered, multi-agency initiative intended to contribute to our local collective understanding of best practices through a) increased access to treatment and recovery supports for justice-involved individuals and underserved populations at greatest risk for overdose, b)  expanded distribution of naloxone to law enforcement and other first responders, c)  strengthened harm reduction efforts through the deployment of five vending machines dispensing an array of harm reduction and medical supplies in our hardest-hit neighborhoods, d) expanded emergency recovery housing options, and e) increased linkage to peer support services.  Services through iSUPER will be dedicated to six Franklin County zip codes with the highest rates of overdose, along with justice-involved individuals released from the Franklin County Correctional Center and assessed as at risk for an opioid use disorder.  During the 3-year grant program, it is anticipated that 6,141 individuals will be directly served through iSUPER.

Date Created: September 30, 2022