In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Sheriff Robert Maciol and District Attorney Scott McNamara announced the launch of a new website for the Oneida County Opioid Task Force and announced new initiatives including street engagement teams and emergency Narcan cabinets aimed at preventing overdose deaths.
“Today we remember those lives lost too soon because of drug overdoses in our community and acknowledge the profound grief experienced by the family and friends they’ve left behind,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., who serves as co-chair of the Opioid Task Force. “It is especially tragic when we know that those deaths could have been prevented. Thankfully, the partnerships we have formed through our Opioid Task Force, and the commitment we have made to preventing further loss, is making a difference every single day.”
Picente announced the launch of the Opioid Task Force’s new website to provide information and resources for its members and the community with the mission of “Using Data, Collaboration and Innovation to Save Lives.” The website, designed and operated by New Hartford-based firm TRAINOR, will feature member events for Overdose Awareness Day this week.