February 2 2017
The DHSS Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), the Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Philadelphia-Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) are working together to develop and implement a strategy in Seaford, Sussex County that reflects the specific needs of the community to combat the opioid addiction epidemic.
Representative Daniel Short is taking an active role in this initiative to ensure the voices of the constituents he serves are heard and listened to.
The primary objective of this work is to identify the most affected populations and design a comprehensive messaging process consisting of subject-specific content and tailored delivery methods to effectively raise awareness for each target audience. Careful monitoring and evaluation will inform decisions on best practice and resource allocation to prevent and mitigate damage of the opioid addiction epidemic.
The stakeholders involved are committed to improving the situation in Seaford and are confident that lessons learned through this pilot will have implications for expanded work in Sussex County.
To get involved or find out more contact the SCHC at 302-262-9459.