Cecil County Opioid Intervention Team Announces Public Forum

pill bottle on its side with three pills in the foregroundOpioid Intervention Teams (OITs) are set up in each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions and are multi-agency coordination bodies that work with community partners and integrate with the statewide opioid response effort. Many counties OITs hold public forums to provide accountability for their efforts and receive important public input on goals.

Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger and the Cecil OIT will hold such a public forum in-person on July 28, 2021 at 6 PM in the Elk Room of the County Administration Building.

The forum will consist of an introduction and update by the County Executive, a brief presentation on the OIT and its proposed goals by Health Officer Lauren Levy, and then comments from Cecil County residents. A preliminary list of the team’s goals are listed in the event press release. Cecil’s goals were developed by the OIT based on information gleaned from the Opioid Summit, the Transition Committee report, the Pandit Group report, and from stakeholder input.

At the MACo Summer Conference, an expert panel will help lead a similar discussion with the audience about the most productive steps being taken in our state and elsewhere to combat the opioid epidemic and the partnerships that lie ahead for Maryland’s counties, providers, and everyone else enlisted in this critical fight. Session attendees are encouraged to bring their success stories to share and raise the challenges they are struggling to overcome.

The “America’s Opioid Crisis: A Dialog on Maryland’s Efforts and Your County’s Role” session, hosted by the State Opioid Operational Command Center, will be held Wednesday, August 18, 2021; 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm.

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 18-21 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Resilient. Responsive…Ready.”

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