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 Night Homeless Count. But this effort counts the number of overdoses over a seven-day period. Every police agency in the county, hospital, EMS, syringe exchange, the medical examiner and the jail take part in the count.