Modified: November 9, 2020 12:17pm
ERIE COUNTY OPIATE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE LAUNCHES HOPE AND HELP CAMPAIGN
Community Education and Awareness Committee challenges Erie County youth to create 30-second video PSAs
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Opiate Task Force’s Community Education and Awareness Committee has launched the “Hope and Help” Campaign. As our community continues to adjust to a “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of opiate overdoses and deaths.
In an effort to let those who are struggling with substance use disorder know that resources are available, this committee is calling on young people in our community to get creative, and to create 30-second video messages that answer the question, what message do you want someone who is struggling to hear from you?
Participants are being asked to create a 30-second video public service announcement (PSA) focusing on one of four themes:
• Life Has Changed
• Overdoses Have Increased
• Help Is Available
• There Is Hope
Entries and any questions should be emailed to: email@example.com. The deadline is November 20, 2020. Participants have the opportunity to win prizes including an iPad, Fitbit, wireless speakers and headphones.
PSAs will be featured on YouTube and Facebook for the Erie County Opiate Task Force. They will also be shared and posted by schools, agencies and community coalitions on their websites as well as other social media platforms, and will be distributed to the media.
The campaign is being sponsored by the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force, Lakeshore Middle School, United Financial Services, and the Daniel J. Adamczyk Foundation.
Each entry must be accompanied by a media release form found here:
For more information:
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), Opiate Epidemic Task Force: www.erie.gov/opioidtrainings
Text for Narcan: (716) 225-5473