The Grand Forks Community Call To Action on Addiction & Substance Abuse on Thursday, May 25th was a great start! Over 200 people joined together to add their voices, commitment, talents and skills to this serious issue in our region.
"I want to say thank you to everyone who came to the Call to Action on Thursday (May 25th). We had a good turnout and great discussion. Now we need to continue the work. We need to continue to listen, we need to continue to move forward, we need to continue to work together to change the face of addiction in our region."
Mayor Michael R. Brown\
Since then, four committees of area professionals and community members have been meeting to identify strategies and actions steps that will result in our Community Action Plan
Congratulations Grand Forks! Thanks to the community for informing the plan and Debbie Swanson, the Grand Forks Public Health for leading the way. Because of the those efforts The North Dakota Department of Human Services has identified Grand Forks as a community with the capacity to address the opioid crisis and has awarded a $130,000 grant to strengthen local efforts to treat opioid use disorder, support recovery, and save lives by preventing overdose deaths.
We've formed four Action Committees which grew from the Community Survey and discussions at the Call to Action meeting on May 25, 2017.
If you're willing, please share your contact information to help change the face of addiction in our region.