OneOhio Recovery Foundation Launches New Resources for Responsible, Transparent Communication About Ohio’s Opioid Settlement Funds



New Website and Social Media Tools Provide Ohioans with Easy Access to News Regarding the Foundation’s Drug Treatment, Recovery and Prevention Funding Efforts

COLUMBUS, OH – The OneOhio Recovery Foundation, a newly created private, non-profit corporation charged with distributing and investing opioid settlement funds to support drug treatment, recovery and prevention efforts throughout the state, today announced the launch of a new website and social media tools to support the responsible, transparent distribution of information about the management of Ohio’s opioid settlement funds. 

 

Through the new website, OneOhioFoundation.com, Ohioans may sign up to receive important updates from the Foundation, watch past and future board meetings, access board documents, and monitor other important news. Additionally, the Foundation will share important information and updates with followers as soon as they become available through its new Twitter (@1OhioFoundation) and Facebook (@OneOhioFoundation) social media accounts. 

 

“Thanks to the leadership of Governor Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost, and the cooperation of countless local officials and advocates, our state is getting the funding from the pharmaceutical industry we need and deserve to combat the opioid epidemic today and for generations to come,” said Kathryn Whittington, chair of the OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board. “Our board is fully committed to responsibly and transparently managing the opioid settlement funds, and the new tools launched today will help keep Ohioans updated on this important work. The Foundation is still barely 90 days old so much of our operations are still in start-up mode, but we are eager to continue moving forward and these steps help us get there. The individuals, families and communities devastated by the opioid epidemic need relief, recovery and justice, and the Foundation is dedicated to doing its part to deliver it.” 

 

The 29-member Foundation Board has been meeting monthly since May to begin establishing the new organization—launching a search for an executive director, establishing bank accounts, and developing governance policies. Over the next several months, the Foundation will make regular announcements as it moves forward with fulfilling its mission and working with partners across the state in bringing needed relief, recovery, prevention and justice for Ohioans.

 

The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Noon ET. Members of the media and the public are encouraged to visit OneOhioFoundation.com/Meetings for more information.