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Did you know...from 2000 to 2015, over half a million people in the United States died from drug overdose. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid. In 2015, Pennsylvania had the 6th highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country. In 2016, there were 105 drug-related deaths in Chester County.
The Chester County Overdose Prevention Task Force was formed in March 2015 to coordinate overdose death prevention efforts between various organizations. The Task Force is led by:
The goal of the Task Force is to prevent overdose deaths in Chester County through a multidisciplinary, coordinated effort between government departments, community organizations, and treatment providers.
Visit the Stop Overdose Chester County website to learn more about the Task Force and available resources for either you, a loved one, or someone you know.
Thank you to everyone involved in the Task Force and all of its efforts to combat this issue!