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Update: Becoming a recovery friendly Olympic region

Stigma of substance use disorder (SUD) is a health challenge that requires a collaborative and innovative regional response. Through the support and engagement of local partners, Olympic Community of Health (OCH) creates spaces to discuss the impacts of stigma, elevate community voices, and collaborate on ways to better care for our communities.

OCH recently compiled regional findings on the presence of SUD stigma into a presentation that was made available to groups across the Olympic region. This project was made possible thanks to the funding support from Cambia Health Solutions, background and data support from Collaborative Consulting, and the insights from our amazing partners.

To date, OCH has completed 16 presentations with local groups across Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap counties and has engaged with over 365 individuals.

These discussions have been an amazing opportunity to build connections with partners (new and existing) and learn from community experience. We have connected with elected officials, health care providers, administrative staff, Tribal members, community members, and so many others.