Updated May 20, 2022

Please see the information below and share with the appropriate staff and clients at your agencies. If you have any questions, feel free to CONTACT US.

1. Oneida County ODMAP Weekly Surveillance Report

This week’s ODMAP Weekly Surveillance Report, and an archive of previous reports, can be found in the Data Section of the website.


2. May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

The lights on the County Office Building in Utica are lit up in green to recognize National Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans struggle with mental illness. Oneida County Government is encouraging all residents to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The Oneida County Department of Mental Health is a valuable resource in our community that can link you or your loved one to resources, support and services. The Department of Mental Health provides administrative leadership to the planning, monitoring and reviewing of services for individuals with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Department is dedicated to being a leader in these areas and strives to implement initiatives that deliver quality programs that enhance the lives of those in our community.

Share your story, ask for help, and be kind. You are not alone.

Oneida County Department of Mental Health
120 Airline Street, Suite 200
Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: (315) 768-3660
Fax: (315) 768-3670
Email: mentalhealth@ocgov.net


3. IN THE NEWS: Oneida County Street Engagement Team Working to Reduce Overdose Deaths

Check out this interview conducted by members of the County's Street Engagement Team. Great job Jenn and Roberto - your personal stories and tireless advocacy are truly inspiring!


4. FOLLOW THE OPIOID TASK FORCE ON INSTAGRAM!: @oneidacounty_opioidtaskforce 


5. PREVENTION TEAM: Seeking Members!

The Prevention Team, a subgroup of the Oneida County Opioid Task Force focused on preventing Substance/Opioid use and misuse, is currently seeking additional team members! If you or someone you know is interested in joining the team, please fill out the SURVEY below:



6. RURAL OUTREACH TEAMWe are in the process of reconvening the Camden Team, which we are now calling the "Rural" team to reflect our focus on interventions for all rural areas in the County.   Stay tuned for a survey for anyone interested in joining the team.


7. Oneida County Opioid Task Force Issues 'Call to Action'

The Oneida County Opioid Task Force has issued a “Call to Action” with the goal of reducing overdose deaths in the county by at least 10% by the end of 2022.

The “Call to Action” was delivered by Opioid Task Force Chairs County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Sheriff Robert M. Maciol and District Attorney Scott D. McNamara at the group’s meeting late last month. READ MORE HERE



May 24, 2:00 – 3:15 PM, CSG Justice Center - Responding to Homelessness: Effective Strategies for Law Enforcement and Community Partners

May 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Camden (NJ) Coalition for Complex Care - After Incarceration: Providing Team-Based, Recovery-Focused Support for People with Substance Use Disorders Leaving State Prisons

May 26, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, OMH - Supporting Student Mental Health: A Highlight of Innovative Strategies to Promote Wellness

June 2, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET - The Stigma of Substance Use Disorder: Its Impact and What You Can Do 

June 9, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, NIEHS - Opioids and the Workplace, Risk Factors and Solutions

June 14, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, National Council for Mental Wellbeing - Engagement and Innovation Strategies for Youth Substance Use Prevention Messaging

June 24, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, CCHP - Engagement and Innovation Strategies for Youth Substance Use Prevention Messaging

November 2-4, 2022: Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit - Live November 2-4 & On Demand

ONLINE COURSE - Lower Threshold Access to MOUD - Module 3 Opioid Crisis Response: Lower- Threshold Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD): This brief free online course developed by the NYC- Technical Assistance team describes NYC’s approach to characterizing and comparing the three evidence-based medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), with a focus on buprenorphine. Defining threshold theory, describing barriers to care and person- centered care, discussing evolving treatment models of OUD and applying local context to integrate lower-threshold treatment models for OUD into the existing treatment landscape.  



Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Funding Opportunities

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Funding Opportunities

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NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) Funding Opportunities