The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) has received two grants totaling nearly
$1.5 million to help reduce overdose deaths in Montgomery County.
360° Addiction Database Project
A grant totaling $1 million over 3 years from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance – Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program has been awarded to Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County and its partners: Montgomery County, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS), Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and Miami Valley Crime Lab, Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office, the Montgomery County Office of Criminal Justice and Ascend Innovations. Ascend Innovations will develop and implement a cross-systems integrated dataset to create a comprehensive view of the addicted population in Montgomery County. This data will provide the Community Overdose Action Team with useful tools to assist with identifying efforts and strategies for early intervention and prevention of overdose deaths.
Dayton Police Grant
The Dayton Police Department received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs - Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program in the amount of $494,638 to support the Dayton Get Recovery Options Working (GROW) Program.
The GROW program connects overdose survivors, family members/friends to treatment, recovery support services, overdose prevention education, and community outreach. The work is led by a team of law enforcement and other first responders, treatment providers, peer recovery specialists, and healthcare providers.
Additional partners include the Dayton Fire Department, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County’s Addiction Services, the Community Overdose Action Team, West Care Ohio, Inc. DBA East End Community Services, and Dr. Mary Huber with Wright State University.
Through September 2018, the GROW team has been able to make contact with 557 overdose survivors, family and friends and connect 139 people to treatment.