Posts by Shari Ireton

For Snohomish County, coordination and collaboration key to addressing the opioid crisis (07/23/2018 KIRO Radio)

In 2017, Snohomish County formed its Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination — or MAC group. It’s a coordinated effort across multiple jurisdictions, government agencies, and service providers to address the opioid crisis. As part of the county’s unified effort, it recently conducted the second annual Opioid Point In Time Count – similar to the annual One…

Read More

Needle Clean-Up Kit and Disposal Program Expands in Snohomish County (04/25/2018 news release)

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Since rolling out the free needle clean-up kit program in September 2017, over 800 kits have been distributed by the Snohomish Health District. These kits have ensured the safe and proper disposal of more than 10,000 syringes. Starting today—and as a result of Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group efforts—the program is…

Read More