The Master consortium approach to recovery activity 2 was to convene a workgroup to discuss workforce development. More on that important work can be found here.
Individual consortiums have also worked independently to build recovery communities by providing and supporting Peer Support Trainings. Ashtabula County provided peer support training for over 50 individuals and implemented one-month follow up post-training to help achieve Peer Certification. The Fairfield County Opiate Task Force and the Fairfield County ADAMH Board also provided three Peer Support Trainings in 2021. Seneca and Sandusky community consortiums both provided trainings and are assisting with recruitment for more Peer Support Specialists.
Fairfield was able to encourage a provider agency that engages in discharge coordination to take an active role in the Opiate Task Force. This agency, New Horizons, provides “in reach” to those being discharged from prison and assists with treatment needs and community supports. Similarly, Seneca has partnered with local recovery groups including BRASS, FACTOR, and OhioCan to assist with their ongoing efforts to address discharge coordination.