Special Thanks to Our Community Partners
(Click each organization’s name below to learn more about them)
City of Dublin
The City of Dublin is dedicated to working with community partners to solve the opiate epidemic in our community. In late 2015, the City started taking a very proactive approach toward encouraging a community solution. Dublin hosted a Community Town Hall on Heroin Abuse, in partnership with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, Dublin A.C.T. Coalition, Dublin P.E.R.C., Syntero of Dublin and Dublin City Schools. Approximately 200 people attended the Community Town Hall, which marked the beginning of an educational campaign to make Dublin residents more aware of the heroin epidemic and how it is affecting families and property crimes. Since the town hall, the City has maintained a webpage featuring consistently-updated educational material and local resources. The City has produced a series of educational videos and continues to promote innovative initiatives, including the “Take-Back Tuesday” events launched in October 2017 to collect unused medications and prevent opiate addiction.
Dublin Police Department
The Dublin Police Department works closely with our community partners to reduce the negative effects that drug abuse and addiction have on our community. Our efforts are focused on the following initiatives:
- A partnership with the Dublin ACT Coalition and Dublin Schools to work on prevention and reduction efforts
- A partnership response with the Franklin County H.O.P.E. Task Force which provides a mental health professional to respond with investigators to all incidents involving non-fatal drug overdoses
- Supplying all police officers with Narcan to counter the effects of opiate overdoses
- Providing Opiate awareness education to the community
- Providing 24 hour/7 day a week access to a prescription pill drop off box in the lobby of Police Headquarters
- Providing drug prevention education in all Dublin middle and high schools
- A partnership with the Delaware County Drug Task Force
Dublin City Schools
The Dublin City Schools Board of Education is committed to provide our students with the tools they need to make good decisions when it comes to substance use and abuse. As a response to the opioid epidemic in our country and community continues, the District created a task force during the 2016-2017 school year to help facilitate the community conversation about how to best help our students stay safe.
In the fall of 2016, the District teamed with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office, and City of Dublin officials to host a community conversation on the opioid epidemic in our community. The safety and well-being of our students is always a top priority of our District. More details regarding the District’s procedures and other information can be found on our website.
St. Patrick’s Church, St. Brigid’s Church, SAIL, etc.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Dublin ACT Coalition partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to develop a series of guides that schools, parents and communities can use to assist them in the prevention and reduction of alcohol and other drug misuse in their communities. Included is a resource guide providing facts on teenagers and prescription drug misuse, visuals you can use as handouts and posters or on social media to drive awareness, and a list of online resources.
What is P.E.R.C. and who is involved?
P.E.R.C. (Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices) began at a Dublin PTO Presidents Meeting. The issue of underage drinking in our community was being discussed and parents at the meeting decided that education would be the key to addressing the issue. PERC has been bringing together parents, students, educators, civic leaders and business professionals since 2004 to provide parent education designed to keep our community’s youth safe and healthy. For more information about P.E.R.C. and upcoming programs, please visit our website: https://www.percdublin.org/
Syntero supports Dublin-ACT and we work alongside our partners providing substance abuse prevention and reduction services.
Syntero offers awareness and education programming in area schools, as well as intensive substance use disorder outpatient programs and on-going support groups, for both adolescents and adults. We are here to help, and to encourage an environment of healthy choices.
Washington Township Fire Department
Youth to Youth International
Youth to Youth supports schools & community coalitions working on underage drinking and drug use, asset-building and creating positive school climate through consultation, speaking, training, presentations,and conferences.
Youth to Youth can provide schools and communities:
One Day Leadership Program
Consultation on Youth-Led Prevention Groups
Represent the Youth Serving Organization for Community Coalitions
Teambuilding Activities and Facilitation
Advisor Training and Consultation
For more information or to request Youth to Youth at your school or community coalition please contact Cheryl Sells at email@example.com or 614-586-7960.
ADAMH helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for affordable, quality alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services. These services are provided by more than 35 not-for-profit contract agencies located in neighborhoods throughout the county.
New medical marijuana website from HPIO
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) released an online resource page dedicated to medical marijuana. The resource page includes descriptions of medical marijuana legalization legislation 131-HB523 (Huffman), state regulations on marijuana and state vs. federal legal considerations. The page also includes resources on the health and policy implications of changes in marijuana use. The page can be accessed at www.healthpolicyohio.org/medical-marijuana-resource-page.
Prevention Action Alliance
Prevention Action Alliance is a certified prevention agency leading the way in promoting healthy lives through the prevention of substance misuse and fostering mental health wellness for 30 years. PAA is nationally recognized for building networks that empower communities to create safe and healthy environments.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
The mission of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is to provide statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans.
Columbus Public Health Department
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program has prevention and outpatient treatment services. Prevention services are available for youth and adults offering education and supportive services.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Learn more about how to get involved and support Dublin ACT’s mission.