U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN) announced the award of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Porter-Starke Services and the Starke Taskforce for Overdose Prevention (STOP) to help combat the opioid crisis in Starke County.Continue reading
Representatives from Starke County Emergency Medical Services will be part of a Mobile Response Team in an effort to tackle the opioid crisis.Continue reading
An organization focused on understanding the nation-wide opioid crisis and its impact on Starke County is holding a public meeting this evening.
The Starke Taskforce for Overdose Prevention or STOP will be meeting from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Bass Lake Property Owners Association (BLPOA) Community Center.Continue reading
A recent roundtable discussion to combat the state’s opioid epidemic involved a local representative.
Three researchers from the Center for Health Policy at Indiana University’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health presented their findings from the La Porte County Opioid Study at the Purdue Northwest Westville campus on Thursday.
Among the researchers was Policy Analyst Harold Kooreman who discussed the staggering statistics that were gathered while working on the study. He shared the most recent snapshot of what the opioid crisis looks like in America. Continue reading