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County Executive Steve Schuh Launches Opioid Education Program for County Employees

Declares March Opioid and Heroin Prevention Awareness Month in Anne Arundel County 

Annapolis, MD (March 7, 2017) – County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the award-winning “NOT MY CHILD” education and awareness program would sponsor a series of  Opioid Misuse Prevention conversations open to all Anne Arundel County government employees.

“We are committed to educating as many of our citizens as possible about this deadly crisis,” said Schuh. “Bringing our effective heroin/opioid education awareness program to county government will spread the word to our employees about the dangers of this public health emergency.”

Through this new initiative, County employees can attend “Not My Child” heroin/opioid information sessions sponsored by the Office of Constituent Services during their lunch hour. Through these events, employees will get to know the facts, know the triggers, and learn who to call for help.  They will also learn how Anne Arundel County’s Employee Assistance Program can be a resource to them and their family.

NOT MY CHILD Opioid Misuse Prevention conversations will take place between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. They are scheduled for the following dates and locations throughout March:

  • March 10th at the Department of Public Works Conference room at 445 Maxwell Frye Road in Millersville
  • March 15th  at the Chesapeake Room at 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis
  • March 22nd  at the Independence Conference Room at 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis
  • March 29th  at the Office of Personnel Training Room 2660 Riva Road in Annapolis

To help facilitate this initiative, County Executive Schuh also declared March Opioid and Heroin Prevention Awareness Month in Anne Arundel County. (see attached proclamation)

For more information on NOT MY CHILD Opioid Misuse Prevention conversations for county employees go to www.aacounty.org.

Heroin Action Plan