Partnering with Project Opioid to Combat the Overdose Crisis in our Community

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Operation New Hope is excited to announce that we are partnering with Project Opioid JAX to help combat the overdose crisis in our community.  Every day, we see first hand how addiction negatively affects our clients, their families, our communities, and our economy.  So we are excited that the JAX Chamber and Florida Blue are working to confront the opioid overdose crisis, and we are happy to help. 

We hope that by partnering with Project Opioid JAX we can help empower and engage business leaders to help reach individuals affected by the crisis in an effort to reduce the stigma associated with addiction and mental health challenges. We know that our Ready4Work Employment Partners can help by meeting individuals with helpful resources where they work. By providing strategic materials, data, and information on trends to Employers and Human Resources leaders, Project Opioid JAX can help address America’s overdose crisis one person, one leader, one community at a time. 

Project Opioid was founded in 2019 and has now launched community coalitions in the six largest metro areas of Florida. The coalitions facilitate leaders working together to transform communities and save lives. The Florida Blue Foundation has invested $1.7 million to support the Project Opioid initiative in communities throughout Florida. “By launching regional coalitions across Florida, the Foundation can support local needs as well as facilitate learning and collaboration among the coalitions to enhance the initiative’s impact,” said Florida Blue Foundation Vice President Susan Towler.

“Opioid abuse touches nearly every single family in some capacity – it doesn’t matter who you are, what you do for a living or where you live,” JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis said. 

It is our great hope that this partnership will help save lives and create lasting change in our community. If you are interested in learning more, please connect with Abigale Bell at Project Opioid JAX at abigale.bell@myjaxchamber.com

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