Pomperaug District Dept of Health has partnered with two neighboring health districts under the umbrella of Regional Opioid Alliance & Data Sharing (ROADS), in order to tackle the opioid epidemic sweeping this region of CT. We're working with a multitude of community coalitions in order to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide treatment options/resources for people with substance use disorder (SUD). We need a logo and a ROADS brochure for first responders to handout.
We've been awarded grant monies for this project, but our goals exceed our budget! The ROADS Initiative aims to raise awareness and reduce overdose deaths in this region. There are various "tools" used to disseminate information to the loved ones of overdose victims; we'd like to coalesce the info into something user-friendly. Ideally, our brochure will lead people toward the treatment options they so desperately need. Moving forward, we'd like to use the ROADS "brand" for additional programs
The ROADS initiative (Regional Opioid Alliance & Data Sharing) mission is to analyze and share opioid overdose data and provide resources to the community through outreach and education, as a means of combatting this ongoing public health crisis.
Pomperaug District Department of Health (PDDH) is the local health department for the three towns of
Oxford, Southbury, and Woodbury, CT. PDDH's mission is to improve the health and well-being of nearly 50,000 constituents, while enforcing the CT Public Health Code.
PDDH's services include: environmental health protection; reportable disease control; and community health promotion. Grant funding from CT Community Foundation has enabled the Pomperaug Community Health team to deliver an array of programs, with a particular emphasis on older adults striving to age gracefully at home.
Additionally, Pomperaug and its "ROADS" partners are heavily involved in addressing the ongoing opioid crisis, sweeping the nation. The suburban towns in western CT have been especially hard-hit, evidenced by overdose deaths in young and old alike.