District 4 Public Health to form Opioid Coalition

District 4 Public Health is forming an Opioid Coalition for youths, adults, schools, first responders, hospitals and other community partners to create a local plan to prevent opioid abuse.

Opioid abuse has led to a crisis across the nation and in the region. From May 2020 to April 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 100,000 overdose deaths, a 29 percent increase compared to the previous year.