In partnership with the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, Eaton County is developing a three-year, countywide strategy to address substance use in the county, which will also be used to guide recommendations for the use of opioid settlement funds. The plan will demonstrate actionable steps that can be taken across sectors and fields to identify local needs and address community priorities.
The county is seeking a variety of individuals to assist in the strategic planning process to help identify priorities for opioid settlement funds and work to create a more coordinated system of care for those most profoundly impacted by substance use disorder. The first meeting is on December 8th, RSVP here.
Eaton County is expected to receive $397,000 annually for 18 years to be used to address the misuse of opioid products, treat or mitigate opioid use or related disorders, and mitigate other alleged effects of, including on those injured as a result of the opioid epidemic.
December 2023: Stakeholder Kick-Off Meeting.
January 2024: Subcommittees formed.
February-April 2024: Subcommittees meet to distinguish recommendations.
May 2024: Steering Committee drafts Strategic Plan via subcommittee recommendations.
June 2024: Presentation of Final Strategic Plan to Steering Committee
July 2024: Three-Year Strategic Plan Released
Community members are encouraged to reach out with questions, concerns, or feedback regarding opioid settlements or the Strategic Planning process.