The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to accept report on the Prescription (Rx) Safe Marin Initiative and to approve related cost neutral personnel adjustments. Although Marin is recognized as one of the healthiest counties in California, it has an unhealthy relationship with prescription drugs. In Marin, more people die from misusing and abusing prescription drugs than from motor vehicle accidents. During the fiscal year 2014-15 budget hearings, the Board set aside $100,000 in non-departmental funds to support an initiative to reduce prescription drug misuse.
The Board accepted the report and heard a presentation by Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Need more info? See the letter about the initiative.
Contact: Larry Meredith, Director, Health and Human Services
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