The work of the Community Overdose Action Team seeks to reduce the number of people dying from drug overdoses and drug abuse.
The Community Overdose Action Team was established in the fall of 2016 to address the opioid/heroin epidemic in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, and Montgomery County Administration are the lead agencies in the effort to combat the epidemic.
The collective accomplishments of the COAT have not gone unnoticed by state and national partners. The COAT has received the following awards for its collaborative efforts:
2018 Achievement Award from National Association of Counties
2018 Organization Award for Champions of Public Health Awards presented by The Ohio State University College of Public Health
2019 NACCHO Model Practice Award
2019 Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership Promising Practice Award
"Stories of Hope"
Videos were made by Indigo Life as apart of their Voices Project. A collection of stories from people in recovery, family members and community members rising up to tell their story. These stories are being told to break down cultural barriers of shame, silence and stigma so that we can start having honest discussions about addiction and recovery in this country.
Coat in the News
Accidental Overdose Death Totals
The charts below represent the preliminary number of accidental overdose deaths in Montgomery County in 2019 as reported by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
These numbers may change when the final cause of death is determined.
Overdose Deaths within Montgomery County Cities and Townships, 2020