TASK FORCE CHARGE
To develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan to reduce opioid abuse, dependence and overdose in Philadelphia. The Task Force ended its work in April and presented a final report to Mayor Kenney on May 19. Read the report.
A MESSAGE FROM
MAYOR, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
“The opioid epidemic has been taking lives, destroying families and undermining the quality of life of Philadelphians across the city”
Americans will die this year
from opioid overdose.
of overdose deaths in Philadelphia involve opioids.
Opioid deaths were three times the number of homicides in the City of Philadelphia in 2016.
COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS
To gather community feedback, the Task Force held four listening sessions across the city in early 2017. For further information, you can read the minutes from those meetings.
Monday, JANUARY 23
Resources for Human Development
4700 Wissahickon Ave, Suite 126
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Wednesday, JANUARY 25
Prevention Point Philadelphia
2913 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Tuesday, JANUARY 31
Greater Philadelphia Health Action
1401 S. 31st St. (31st & Reed St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Thurday, FEBRUARY 1
Cora Services, Inc.
8540 Verree Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19111