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County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, along with Police Chief Lisa Myers and Fire Chief Christine Uhlhorn, announced new enhancements to the county’s opioid alert protocol. The current system uses social media alerts to keep the public informed and raise awareness about overdoses in Howard County. The new updates include a more targeted use of data to give localized alerts, “bad batch” alerts to help prevent lethal overdoses, and regional alerts to strengthen prevention measures.
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County Executive Ball Announces “It’s OK To Ask” Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

County Executive Ball Announces “It’s OK To Ask” Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard County Council Chair Christiana Mercer Rigby announced “It’s OK To Ask,” a plan developed by the Howard County Health Department to reduce youth suicide. The county faces a public health emergency, as suicide was the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Howard County between 2014-20161. Using proven approaches that reduce stigma and engage the community, this campaign will utilize evidence-based, multi-level strategies to bring preventi...
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County Executive Ball to announce Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and County Council Chair Christiana Mercer Rigby will announce a new youth suicide prevention campaign, developed by the Howard County Health Department. The county faces a public health emergency, as suicide was the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Howard County between 2014-2016. Using proven approaches that reduce stigma and engage the community, this campaign will utilize evidence-based, multi-level strategies to bring prevention to the foref...
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