Philadelphia Coalition on Children and Opioids
The Philadelphia Coalition on Children and Opioids is a public/private partnership of 23 organizations and individuals who have come together to develop and implement a series of recommendations targeted at reducing the impact the opioid crisis has on children and families in Philadelphia. Members are thought leaders in the child welfare, behavioral health, community health, legal and advocacy communities as well as people with lived experience with opioid addiction.
Our primary goal is to create a comprehensive strategy involving all relevant public and private systems of care to prevent opioid abuse among families involved with child welfare services and assure a prompt, comprehensive and high quality response when opioid use is present.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the coalition's About The Coalition page.
In The News
- 'Understanding the pain': Advocacy partnership works to reduce opioid epidemic impact on families, Philadelphia Weekly, August 28, 2020.
- Members: Coalition Members