Prevention Core Activity 5: Identifying, Screening, and Tracking Individuals Experiencing Risk for SUD

To meet the activity outlined under prevention as:

Identify and screen individuals who are at risk of SUD/OUD and make available prevention, harm reduction, early intervention services, referral to treatment and other supportive services to minimize the potential for the development of SUD/OUD

Each local consortium worked independently.

Ashtabula

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As part of their large Naloxone distribution efforts, including drive thru events, mail-based distribution, installation of Naloxone boxes, and Naloxone leave behind sites, Ashtabula County started and continued planning efforts to get drug disposal and Naloxone to individuals most in need - including those who may have expired Naloxone kits.

Fairfield County has worked to identify ways to get drug disposal and Naloxone to individuals most in need by working with a partner agency to provide additional prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The County is focusing on new moms and outreach to rural areas

Fairfield

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Seneca

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Seneca County has continued to strengthen partnerships with local provider agencies to identify, screen, and refer persons at risk or in need of treatment services, including helping agencies to explore funding opportunities. The county consortium plans to support new agency growth, assist with any technical support and ensure that peer services have a smooth transition.

Sandusky County began working in 2021 with a printing company to create new, relevant messaging to be placed on the medication take back boxes for those most at risk of SUD/OUD. Sandusky has also worked with other COP-RCORP communities to get drug disposal and Naloxone to individuals most in need. The county consortium plans to expand this program to include Job and Family Services and Adult and Juvenile Courts.

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Sandusky County is the consortium member that is actively engaging in the activity outlined under prevention as:

Track, screen, prevent, and refer to treatment patients with SUD/OUD who have infectious complications, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and endocarditis, particularly among PWID.

As a normal part of agency operations, Sandusky County tracks, screens, and refers patients with communicable diseases to appropriate providers through communicable disease reporting tasks. The Health Department will continue with this procedure as required.