Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing more than twenty lives reported saved and hundreds trained in the first year since the county kicked off a four-tiered opioids overdose prevention plan. The announcement coincides with National Prevention Week, which includes education and training events across Waukesha County.
“In just one year, our work plan has helped mobilize members of the community to take the fight against opioids to the next level,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This plan uses data to help deliver targeted education, training and outreach, and it’s showing results.”
Since Waukesha County kicked off its plan in May 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has:
About Waukesha County’s Plan to Fight the Opioids Crisis
Waukesha County’s plan is funded by the state’s participation in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project (WI-PDO), a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The County’s plan trains first responders and other key community sectors using four main prevention and treatment strategies:
About the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
HHS provides, purchases, and coordinates a wide range of high quality prevention, intervention, and protective services in response to public need and mandates. We are committed to making the best use of resources to promote health, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life.