Tacoma-Pierce County Opioid Task Force
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Meetings

Pierce County Opioid             Summit 2019                           Friday, February 22, 2019       9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chris Knutson Hall                     Pacific Lutheran University       12180 Park Ave S                   Tacoma, WA  98477

Driving Directions

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Grant Initiatives and Awards

Opioid Timeline
Sep 2016
HSRI study presented to Pierce County Council (PCC).

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Aug 2017
PCC sends letter to Gov. Inslee declaring Pierce County (PC) in a state of opioid crisis.

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Oct 2017
PCC adopts resolution declaring a state of opioid crisis in Pierce County.

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Jan 2018
HSRI update presented to PCC
Feb 2018
 City of Tacoma /PC Opioid Task Force convened a community summit on the opioid epidemic to get input for an action plan.

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Feb 2018
PC joined the federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers Purdue, Endo, and Janssen, linking their marketing campaign to the opiate crisis.

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May 2018
PC expanded their federal lawsuit to include the three largest wholesale distributors of prescription opioids, Cardinal Health, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen.
Task Force Members
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Anthony Chen
Director
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

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Conor McCarthy
Councilmember At-Large
City of Tacoma

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Victoria Woodards
Mayor
City of Tacoma                                                                 

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Derek Young
Councilmember District 7
Pierce County