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Lancaster County Opioid Action Network

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $999,967)

The proposed project represents the work of over 40 public, private, civic,
and faith-based partners working together over the past three years to address a range of
community problems, especially Opioid related crime, misuse, and overdose. The project
attempts to reduce misuse by 20% in year one and by 30% in year two. With support from a
Research Team, an extensive assessment of the problem will take place, including examination
of underlying contributors. A series of strategies are proposed along with a tracking system to
provide real time feedback to practitioners. Based on cursory data analysis, several strategies are
proposed and include replication of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), increased
access to treatment resources, support for first responders impacted by the traumatic explosion of
Opioid deaths, and an overdose awareness and education component. The proposed project will
provide resources for training of every law enforcement officer in the county on LEAD (Law
Enforcement Assisted Diversion), promote visible prescription drug take back strategies, and
assist with training, handling, and distribution of Naloxone.

Date Created: September 25, 2023