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: Matt Adams, Board of Regents

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.

Resources

Contact Person

Catherine Peay
628 N. 4th Street, 4th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Catherine.peay@la.gov

2017 Reports