Westmoreland County overdoses increased dramatically--from 22 in 2002 to 174 in 2016, mirroring the national trend. In 2018, supported by the work of the DOTF and many other government, community, and private organizations, we saw a reduction in deaths. This is a serious public health problem that affects all citizens in one way or another. Click here to view the Coroner's page for the latest statistics and overdose data.
The County's GET IN Westmoreland--Community Coalition on Substance Use Reduction facilitates coalition building to take action, advocate, and educate community members about this epidemic.
The DOTF is led by Director Tim Phillips and advised by County Commissioners Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Chuck Anderson. Please visit our website to learn more, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.