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Addressing Ohio’s Opiate Epidemic – Fairfield County
The Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board, a local county behavioral health authority, was the first in the state (2009) to establish an Opiate Task Force (OTF) with concerned community partners. Since its inception, the Fairfield County OTF, in collaboration with the ADAMH Board, has implemented several grants: 1) a Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Grant through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) that focused on opioid use among transition age youth, 2) a federal Harold Rogers Grant through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts. This grant resulted in the development of a Community Behavioral Health Indicators web page, partnership with the county jail to collect data to gain insights into the behavioral health needs of those served by the jail, and expanding school-based prevention, and 3) A Community Collective Impact Grant through OMHAS has expanded the current structure and capacity of the OTF in order to strengthen efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Fairfield County. A second area of interest related to Addressing Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic is recruiting and training OMHAS Certified Peer Support Workers. Persons with lived experience can play a vital role in engaging and helping to sustain persons throughout the recovery process. Weblinks of interest:
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Member Duties : Assist County Hub to Combat Opioid Addiction: 1) Research and write grants: Identify and develop database of potential grants, write grant proposals, develop grant-seeking plan. 2) Help organize and implement the County Hub: provide support, build organizational partnerships, engage new Hub members. 3) Research and write educational materials and papers: e.g., research and write data one-pagers, coordinate surveys. 4) Develop community outreach opportunities for the County Hub: Assess local educational needs, prepare report, assist Hub to implement programs, activities, and disseminate materials to engage and inform the community; develop a template /community outreach plan. 5) Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to recruit, engage, and train individuals in recovery to become certified Peer Recovery Supporters: Develop recruitment plan and educational materials, develop track mechanism and provide technical assistance to persons interested in becoming certified.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work . 
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Addressing Ohio’s Opiate Epidemic – Fairfield County

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2019  To  06/07/2019 

Contact Rhonda Myers
108 W Main St
Lancaster   OH   43130
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86606