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Save the Date! The 2017 Color 5k will be held at Everhart Park in West Chester on Saturday, November 4th!


Thanks to everyone who came out to support the first Chester County Color 5k in November, 2016!  Nearly 800 participants registered for run whose purpose was to raise awareness and funds to continue to educate, treat and prevent the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. Monies raised at the event were dedicated to funding hospitals throughout Chester County to study and coordinate a “warm hand-off" program. The “warm hand-off" program transitions those who have been saved from an overdose into long-term treatment and counseling. 

What else are we doing here in Chester County 

to address the opioid and heroin problem? 



We have established an Overdose Prevention Task Force, led by our Commissioners, District Attorney, Health Department and Department of Drug and Alcohol Services.  The District Attorney is taking a strong stance in the arrest and prosecution of individuals who deal the drugs (and he even notes that dealers now charge a premium to come to Chester County), while diverting addicts into counseling and treatment.

Members of our Department of Drug and Alcohol Services are going to great lengths to ensure that access to appropriate drug treatment is available. The department is also conducting public awareness events and working with County and community partners to educate the public on prevention and treatment resources, overdose risks and responses, prescription medication misuse/abuse and medication collection boxes, and other topics including insurance laws and benefits for substance abuse treatment.    

Our Health Department is tackling the epidemic from a public health perspective, setting up an overdose death review team to track data, identify trends and make recommendations for policy creation.  Importantly, they are focusing on the education of doctors and other health care providers on opiate prescribing practices.  

2016 Presenting Sponsors

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fox

Color Station Sponsors

Metro-synergy
mccormicktaylor
peco
Eyewear Sponsor 
DA

Kilometer Sign Sponsor

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Color Bandana Sponsor

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Water Station Sponsor

fulton



commissoners
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and Rosemary Decker

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acac
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giant
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Anchor
Herrs

Additional Sponsors


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