Columbus and Franklin County leaders yesterday unveiled a new plan to address the opioid crisis.
The plan will utilize a steering committee made up of five subcommittee workgroups who will guide government agencies. Goals include decreasing overdoses and deaths by 15 percent, and decreasing the rate of infectious diseases by 10 percent. Officials also want to double the number of naloxone trainings over the next year, and increase the amount distributed by 30 percent. Officials also want to improve access to treatment. This is the second generation of the plan, formerly known as the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan.