Loveland Drug Task Force sponsors a ‘Call to Action Community Forum’ addressing opioid prevention
Posted Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Loveland City School District in partnership with the Loveland Drug Task Force invites parents, teachers, coaches and staff to attend “A PreventionFIRST! Call to Action Community Forum” addressing opioid prevention. Members of the community will hear and interact with a panel of local experts on the topics of opioid prevention and treatment, drug harm reduction and supply reduction which includes prescription drugs and heroin. Those in attendance will be given several practical options and strategies they can use to begin to implement in order to prevent and reduce opiate abuse around the Tristate. This event will take place at Loveland Middle School, 801 S. Lebanon Road, Wednesday, May 10. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments with the forum beginning at 7 p.m.
During the 2014-15 school year, the Loveland City School District formed a task force in partnership with the Loveland community that would ultimately culminate into the Loveland Drug Task Force. The Loveland Task Force applied for and were awarded grant funds from PreventionFIRST! to host this event. PreventionFIRST! is a local non-profit organization dedicated to addressing comprehensive approaches to substance abuse prevention and specializes in coalition development. Funding for this “Call to Action Community Forum” was made available through Interact for Health which is an independent 501(c)(4) social welfare organization dedicated to improving community health. This is the third program sponsored by the Loveland Drug Task Force. In the fall of 2016, the Loveland Drug Task Force presented Right Under Your Nose, as well as Parents Who Host Lose the Most, in the spring of 2017.