The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) was established in the fall of 2016 to address the overdose epidemic in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County and Montgomery County Administration are the lead agencies in coordinating efforts in Montgomery County.
The COAT’s primary goal is to reduce the number of fatal drug overdoses in Montgomery County. The team seeks to enhance current services, looks for gaps in existing services and explores more effective ways to combat drug overdoses. The COAT operates under a Collective Impact Model – an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across various sectors to achieve significant and lasting social change.
Specific teams are working on prevention, treatment and recovery, drug supply control, the criminal justice system, harm reduction, response, opioid prescription guidelines, education and outreach.
It is COAT’s hope that this collaborative, community-wide approach will make an impact in combating the problem of rising deaths from drug overdoses in our community. We recognize that recovery is possible and want to inspire hope for those facing the disease of addiction.
Visit COAT website for further information. Website includes:
- History of COAT
- Data & Reports
- Branch Information (different working groups)
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