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Friday, June 16, 2017

Wicomico’s Pilot Health Program Called ‘Promising Practice’

SALISBURY – Officials from various government entities met last month to recognize a program’s successful efforts to reduce the number of overdoses and lead individuals to treatment.

Wicomico County’s Community Outreach Addictions Team (COAT) was recently designated as a Promising Practice from the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ National Connection for Local Public Health.

The COAT program is a pilot program run through the Wicomico County Health Department and partners with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office and more to help those that are addicted or have overdosed find treatment.

County Executive Bob Culver said Wicomico County Health Officer Lori Brewster and former state’s attorney and current Circuit Court Judge Matt Maciarello approached him last spring with an outline for the COAT program to target the rising number of overdoses in the county.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bs & a waste of money. Use that money to help the children of these addicts avoid the same fate. Force them to take responsibility for their actions and if they dont remove the children from the environment.