Our Mission

The Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition (ACOPC) is an independent collaboration of concerned organizations and individuals with the mission to reduce overdose deaths in Allegheny County. ACOPC implements prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies in a variety of locations and settings that target individuals at varying levels of risk for overdose.

Initiatives at a Glance

  • Safe Landing Safe Landing, a program embedded within an Allegheny County Emergency Department, designed to improve the identification of patients who are overdosing or are at increased risk for overdosing and provide them with facilitated access to supportive and/or treatment services they agree to access.
  • Lifeline Project Life Line, an interdisciplinary program that supports physicians and pharmacists with strategies for reducing overdose risk, including Naloxone rescue prescriptions to prevent opioid overdose deaths, and professional and patient educational services.
  • Police Support Project, an outreach effort that provides Allegheny County police officers with support and educational materials to help them educate offenders on accessing treatment and supportive services.


Contact

Sherry Aasen
ACOPC Project Manager
Program Evaluation Unit (PERU)
University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy
412.383.2074

Address

The Offices at Baum, Room 436D
5607 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Fax: 412.383.2090