A recent report explores the variety of methods and programs implemented in Huntington to fight substance use disorder. Organizations who created the document hope to share ideas throughout the state.
Over the course of a year, Huntington saw overdose deaths drop from 174 to 64. Bob Boone, president of the Bernard McDonough Foundation, wanted to know how the city did it. Together with Marshall Health, his organization put together an exhaustive report compiling details about all the initiatives being implemented – both programs that work and those that didn’t. The report, titled “City of Solutions” was developed into a PowerPoint presentation and a guide for communities to use.
“City of Solutions” includes details about quick response teams, harm reduction and peer recovery programs, naloxone community training, among many others.
The report also rates programs by cost and numbers of individuals served.
Boone says the Bernard McDonough Foundation is dividing the state into regions where it hopes to visit and share the report with community stakeholders.