1/26/17 – 5:16 A.M.
Hancock Public Health is getting a grant aimed at preventing drug overdoses in the county. The Ohio Department of Health is giving the agency more than $58,000. Hancock Public Health will use the money to pay for a full-time prevention coordinator. The agency can renew the grant for an extra two years, bringing its total to more than $188,000 over three years.
Hancock County had 16 drug overdose deaths in 2015, and 11 last year. The 2016 number could increase because the cause of death is pending in five other cases.
Deputy Health Commissioner Barb Wilhelm says the prevention coordinator will work with ADAMHS and the Hancock County Opiate Task Force.Read More →