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.

NARCAN TRAINING

In response to the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia, Narcan training will be offered on several dates through the Fall of 2017.

Learn more about the Narcan Overdose Prevention Training,
including dates and locations
.