Lancaster County Joining Forces:
Working together against the opioid epidemic
Lancaster County Joining Forces is a collection of organizations and individuals who want to save lives and help our neighbors who are struggling with addiction. A partnership between community groups, coalitions, and tasks forces, Joining Forces will work together to strategically impact the number of deaths from opioid addiction in Lancaster County. The Joining Forces unifies and strengthens the fine work we are doing separately, while also allowing us to identify gaps in services and treatments so we can save more lives together.
Saturate the Community
with message of proper prescription drug use and where to get help.View Our Online Resources
to increase access to treatments, care and education within the community.Link to document
Improve Patient Safety
by advancing CDC’s prescribing guidelines through health systems.Link to document
Collect Data & Public Report
to better measure our efforts fighting the opiod epidemic.County Data
The goal of Lancaster County Joining Forces is to utilize evidence-based practices outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address substance misuse and abuse.
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The Anti-Heroin Task Force’s primary objective is to reduce heroin-related deaths in Lancaster County by raising awareness and promoting education about heroin.AHTF Website
For over 50 years, Compass Mark has provided award-winning addiction prevention programs for children, youth, and adults throughout Lancaster County. These include information and referral services, school and community-based education on substance abuse and problem gambling, case management for children of the incarcerated, and youth leadership development programs.Compass Mark Website
The South Central PA Opioid Awareness Coalition’s primary aim is to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids and heroin. This Coalition is committed to raising awareness of the opioid crisis and educating patients and health care providers about ways to prevent opioid addiction and heroin use.Opioid Awareness Coalition Website
The Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission
The Commission serves all Lancaster County citizens by funding, developing, and managing prevention programs. The goal of the prevention programs is to deter the onset of drug abuse, and other related problems, before they start.LCDAC Website
The mission of “Let’s Talk, Lancaster” is to improve mental health and well-being in Lancaster County. Let’s Talk envisions a vibrant Lancaster Community that promotes and supports and environment where people live mentally healthy lives.Let's Talk Lancaster Website
Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services Council is a not-for-profit organization established to bring together the various Emergency Medical Services units of Lancaster County, Pa, for the advancement of EMS in Lancaster County.
Lancaster County Recovery Alliance has as its mission to encourage a recovering lifestyle within the community at large for those affected by addiction through awareness, advocacy, and access. The Recovery Alliance celebrates the societal benefits of recovery from addiction via education, advocacy, and supporting a recovery oriented system of care.LCRA Website
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to create an environment and facilitate partnerships that impact business success and Lancaster County’s prosperity. The Chamber of Commerce’s primary focus is to build a prosperous community for all by advancing a pro-business agenda and focusing on community initiatives that will benefit all of Lancaster County.Chamber Website
- ASAP Lititz
- Bridges Task Forces
- Columbia Connection
- Community Life Task Force
- Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance
- Elanco Coalition for a Drug Free Community
- Elizabethtown Area Communities that Care
- Ephrata Cares
- The Factory Ministries
- Girls Circle (COBYS)
- Lancaster County Recovery Alliance
- Lancaster County Recovery House Coalition
- Lancaster Harm Reduction Project
- Northern Lancaster HUB
- Project Lazarus Lancaster County
- Seeking Safety (COBYS)
- Strong African American Families (The Mix)
- Solanco Family Life Network
- Tobacco-Free Coalition of Lancaster County