Addiction Services Special Projects

HEALing Communities Study (HCS)

We are partnering with Columbia University and many local stakeholders to prevent opioid misuse and treat Opioid Use Disorder. This project is focusing on:

  • Educating high-risk populations
  • Improving delivery of medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUDs)
  • Increasing safety of opioid prescribing and dispensing practices

The initiative is part of a research study, launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study strives to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40%.

HCS/SoulYOUtions Family Support Forums

Do you have a family member or close friend who is experiencing substance use disorder? The Monroe County Department of Public Health and its HEALing Communities Study partners are sponsoring SoulYOUtions, a series of  family support forums to help you find resources and support, learn more about substance use disorder, and have an opportunity to share your experience.  The forums are free, but registration is requested. 

Click this link to register.

  • Saturday, Feb. 25: 10 AM - Noon at ROCovery Fitness, 1035 Dewey Ave. in Rochester
  • Thursday, Mar. 2: 4:30 PM - 6 PM at Gantt R-Center, 700 North St. in Rochester
  • Thursday, Mar. 9: 4:30 PM - 6 PM at Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave. in Rochester
  • Thursday, Mar. 16: 4:30 PM - 6 PM at Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St. in Rochester
  • CANCELED Saturday, Mar. 25: 10 AM - Noon at Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Blvd. in Rochester
  • Thursday, April 6: 4:30 PM - 6 PM at Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way in Rochester
  • Thursday, April 20: 4:30 PM - 6 PM at Sully Branch Library, 530 Webster Ave. in Rochester
  • Check back for additional dates, times and locations