HOPE Council

Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education

Legal Authority

Act 88 2017 Regular Session

Purpose

The Council is an advisory board that will establish an Interagency Heroin and Opioid Coordination Plan, coordinate parish-level data on opioid overdoses and usage of overdose-reversal medication (Naloxone), and will coordinate a central online location to disseminate information and resources, including the Interagency Heroin and Opioid Coordination Plan.

Leadership

Chair: Dr. James Hussey, Louisiana Department of Health
Co-chair: Mona Michelli, Department of Children and Family Services

Members: https://wwwcfprd.doa.louisiana.gov/boardsandcommissions/home.cfm

Workgroups

  • Data and Surveillance – The purpose is to coordinate parish-level data, and to establish a central online location to disseminate information, resources and the Interagency Heroin and Opioid Coordination Plan.
  • Coordination Plan – The purpose is to create an Interagency Heroin and Opioid Coordination Plan.

 

Reports

ResourcesThe Louisiana Opioid Surveillance Initiative (LOSI) through its signature component, the Louisiana Opioid Data & Surveillance System (LODSS) collects information from LDH and external organizations to analyze health data related to opioid use disorder. LODSS disseminates results through facts sheets, publications, training and educational materials, and the online data and surveillance system. The website for LODSS is www.lodss.ldh.la.gov.

Heroin and Opioid Crisis Interagency Coordination Survey Responses: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3034

Supporting Documents

Contact Person

Keetsie Gunnels
628 N. 4th Street, 4th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
keetsie.gunnels@la.gov