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
JIM KENNEY
MAYOR, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

“The opioid epidemic has been taking lives, destroying families and undermining the quality of life of Philadelphians across the city”

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28,000

Americans will die this year
from opioid overdose

80%

of overdose deaths in Philadelphia involve opioids.

3x

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.

1

Monday, JANUARY 23

Resources for Human Development
4700 Wissahickon Ave, Suite 126
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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2

Wednesday, JANUARY 25

Prevention Point Philadelphia
2913 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134

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3

Tuesday, JANUARY 31

Greater Philadelphia Health Action
1401 S. 31st St. (31st & Reed St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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4

Thurday, FEBRUARY 1

Cora Services, Inc.
8540 Verree Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19111

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