Opioid Council Information

Mission

To prevent first use through education and to provide affordable, accessible, immediate and on-going services in support of our vision.

Vision

Foster a judgement-free, inclusive community to save lives and support all in response to the opioid crisis.

Opioid Action Council 

The Council serves to advise the Chisago County Board of Commissioners as to how to most effectively, efficiently, and equitably spend the Opioid Settlement funds awarded. Informed by the MOA, the Council will both recommend the standards by which funds are spent as well as specific projects to be funded via a Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Additional guidance is provided by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Ideal candidates to serve on the Opioid Settlement Advisory Council will: 

  • Be open to learning and promoting best practices in opioid treatment, recovery, and prevention in accordance with the MOA. 
  • Be champions of the work needing to be done and have time to commit to council meetings, action planning, and implementations. 
  • Help make decisions that guide how funding should be spent. 
  • Have a basic understanding of the current work and data trends. 
  • Be willing to commit to two years on the council. 
  • Ideal sectors to be represented:
    • Legal Professional
    • Law Enforcement & Corrections
    • Public Health & Human Services
    • Treatment & Recovery (individual in recovery or recovery professional)
    • Board of Commissioners & Local Municipality (city or township)
    • Primary Care, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health 
    • Community of color and other communities affected by historical patterns of discrimination, such as Indigenous and LGBTQ+
    • Education
    • Community Member At Large (one per Commissioner district)
    • Veteran Services
    • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • Family (parents/spouses of addicts
    • Other 

At this time all applicants have been notified via email of their council membership status. We appreciate everyone's applications and dedication to this council. In the future applications will be considered on an annual basis. 

For questions, please contact Chisago County Public Health by calling 651-213-5233, or email us at [email protected]

Opioid Action Council Meetings 

All meetings will be on the Third Thursday of each month at the Chisago County Sheriff's Office from 4-6 PM. 

Opioid Action Council Meetings Minutes 

2023 Meeting Minutes 

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July 
August
October 
November 


2024 Meeting Minutes 

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