Action Plan

Snohomish County Action Plan

Snohomish County will receive opioid settlement funds via the OneWashington Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Snohomish County continues to focus on multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional collaboration to address the impacts of the opioid epidemic. The spend plan proposes a phased approach that reflects the initial payment and anticipates future payments. The table below outlines Phases I and II of the plan.

For more information, see the full policy brief on the Snohomish County Opioid Spend Plan presented to the Snohomish County Council in February 2023.

Spend Plan - Phase I
Program Manager - Emergency Management Provide continued coordination for the MAC Group; to oversee any RFP and/or contract processes related to the settlement funds, and; to participate in the development of a long-term strategy for the settlement funds and the MAC Group. $135,000 per year
Epidemiologist II - Health To improve data quality and timeliness as well as expand data sources, including qualitative data from community partners and those directly affected by the crisis; increase staffing closer to a reasonable level for this body of work; diversify and optimize data visualization for consumption by the public as well as external partners and media $125,000 per year
Support 1st Responder Leave Behind Program – Health To reduce the number of overdose deaths by making Narcan/Naloxone more readily available via our Fire/EMS and other first responder communities. $121,125
Data Agreement - Emergency Management Contract with the WA Recovery Helpline to provide an additional data source. $10,000
Community Support - Emergency Management Provide support to community-based organizations and cities that wish to augment their opioid-related work $150,000
Community Impacts - Multiple Organizations Provide support to the SAFE team model successfully incorporated to address community impacts throughout the county. $130,000
Total for Phase I $671,125
Spend Plan - Phase II
Primary Prevention Educator Provide school-based education to mitigate occurrences of substance use disorder. $200,000 per year
Mobile Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Create a mobile resource that could provide medication assisted treatment and/or counselling closer to those suffering from SUD. $600,000 per year
Total for Phase II Up to $800,000

Action Plan Initiatives

Some initiatives may require further study before implementation. The initial settlement will not sustain funding for Phase II. These would be considered “proof of concept” in anticipation of future settlements. Mobile MOUD offers potential partnership opportunities with jurisdictions that desire to provide a treatment option. We considered other ideas during the spending plan development process. The above represents consensus recommendations that are financially and operationally feasible.