Anonymous surveys seek input on opioid use

What do you think about opioid use and abuse? A regional team wants to hear from you.

This week, the High Desert Rural Opioid Partnership will begin its survey of Lake, Klamath, and Modoc county residents as part of a community health assessment process. The High Desert Rural Opioid Partnership is working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey. Over the next two months, 3,600 Lake, Klamath, and Modoc county residents ages 25 to 75 will be randomly selected to participate in a survey. Residents of Lake, Klamath, and Modoc counties who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.

The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about perceptions and use of opioids. These answers will create a snapshot of the health of Lake, Klamath, and Modoc county adults. The results will guide many public and private agencies in their program planning over the next several years by identifying key health problems. The final community report will be available in the fall 2019.

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The High Desert Rural Opioid Partnership is composed of many public and private agencies that make up the public health system. The partners include Goose Lake Medical Services, Klamath Basin Behavioral Health, Klamath County Public Health, Lake County Public Health, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Health Clinic, Lake District Recovery Center, Lake District Wellness Center-Prevention, Lakeview Disaster Unit, Modoc Medical Center, Outback Retirement Center, Sky Lakes Medical Center, Town of Lakeview, and Warner Mountain Medical Clinic.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000 with 3 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.


Want more information?

Contact Namrata Dave, Lake Health Clinic director, via email or by calling (541) 947-3366 ext. 292.