WHAT: Sacramento County is working to build a coalition to identify and implement community-wide initiatives that help reduce the devastating consequences of methamphetamine use, its effects on the person and on the community.
The focus of the second meeting of the coalition will be to raise awareness and understand the impact of meth use to persons experiencing homelessness, review data from different groups that serve the homeless community and develop and explore strategies in response to the problem.
WHEN: August 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grantland L. Johnson Center for Health and Human Services, 7001-A East Parkway Conference Room 1, Sacramento, CA 95823
VISUALS: Opening remarks provided by William Ruzzamenti, Executive Director, Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), followed by guest speaker Jodi Nerell, LCSW, Director Behavioral Health Integration Sacramento Covered, Meghan Marshall, Flexible Supportive Rehousing Manager, Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance and Stephen Watters, Executive Director, First Step Communities. The meeting will include presentations from two individuals who will share their personal story with methamphetamine.
BACKGROUND RESOURCES: The Sacramento County Methamphetamine Workgroup convened in 2016 to develop a cross-system strategy and response. There were 27 members from methamphetamine impacted systems that participated on the workgroup. The methamphetamine workgroup determined multiagency indicators, collected and analyzed data, discussed impacts and available resources and developed a baseline report and strategic plan.
The Sacramento County Methamphetamine Coalition aims to continue the Workgroup action plan and coordinated response to prevent methamphetamine use and overdose and treat people with stimulant use disorders. The coordinated effort with agencies across the County and State and community members impacted by meth will ensure effective implementation of the Strategic Plan goals.
- Determine the nature and extent of the meth use on its impact across county systems
- Raise awareness and understand the impact of meth use on service systems and the community
- Review data from different systems in relation to meth to determine key points of impact
- Explore options and opportunities for increased treatment and service capacity
- Develop and recommend cross-system, data-driven strategies and response to this problem
- Provide updates to the strategic plan
Sacramento County Methamphetamine Coalition:
- Sacramento County Methamphetamine Coalition Website