Adair County Opioid Coalition

Bill King-1st District Commissioner, Matt Wilson-Adair County Prosecutor, and Sheriff Bob Hardwick, have served on the Adair County Opioid Coalition since it’s inception on March 6, 2018. Commissioner King, Prosecutor Wilson, and Sheriff Hardwick understand the devastating effects that drug addiction and drug abuse have on a community.

Adair County Government supports Commissioner King, Prosecutor Wilson, and Sheriff Hardwick’s involvement in the Coalition and it’s mission “to save lives in Adair County by providing education about the dangers of opioids and supporting strategies/methods to intervene in opioid misuse”.

Commission King, Prosecutor Wilson, and  Sheriff Hardwick serves on the coalition with other local organizations committed to addressing opioid issues in the community.  Members include representatives from:

Adair County Health Department  Kirksville Pharmacy
Adair County Sheriff’s Office  Kirksville Police Department
Adair County Ambulance District  KTVO
Adair County Prosecutor  Mark Twain Behavioral Health
Adair County Commission  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Adair County R-III  Northeast Missouri Health Council
A.T. Still University  Northeast Regional Medical Center
Kirksville Fire Department  Preferred Family Healthcare

Members present during the July 11, 2018 coalition meeting included from left to right: Carol Kellum-KTVO, Larry Burton-Adair County Ambulance District, Matt Wilson-Adair County Prosecutor, Kathy Hoppe-Preferred Family Healthcare, Jessie Boucher-Kirksville Pharmacy, Jim LeBaron-Adair County Health Department, Dr. Randall Williams-Missouri Deaprtment of Health and Senior Services, Tess Hewitt-Adair County Health Department, April Scott-Adair County Health Department, Tami Western-Northeast Regional Medical Center, Angela Caraway-Mark Twain Behavioral Health, Bill King-1st District Commissioner, Jim Hughes-Kirksville Police Department and Kirksville Fire Department.

To learn more about the Adair County Opioid Coalition please call the Adair County Health Department at (660)665-8491.

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