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OIPP Promising Practice and Champion Awards

The OIPP Promising Practice Award recognizes outstanding community-based programs aimed at reducing the incidence of injury and violence in Ohio.  The OIPP Champion Award is presented to individuals who have advanced injury prevention in Ohio through the promotion of evidence-based policies at the state, local or organizational level (school, work site, health care setting, etc.)

2016 Award Winners

2016 Promising Practice Award Winner

Heroin Partnership Project, Ross County Health Department

Presented by Sara Morman, Ohio Department of Health

The Heroin Partnership Project took initiative to establish the Post Overdose Response Team (PORT). It is notable that the Heroin Partnership Project is recognizing the dangerous trend of opiate abuse, misuse and overdose and is taking action with a response team. This team that includes the injury prevention coordinator, law enforcement and a social worker. They are to be commended as they offer timely support and rehabilitation to survivors, who often fear law enforcement and other interventions.

2016 Champion Award Winner

Tim Ingram, Health Commissioner, Hamilton County Public Health

Presented by Nicole Schiesler, Prevention FIRST!

Tim Ingram has shown his dedication to promoting policies aimed at reducing unintentional overdose deaths in his local community. He has displayed personal leadership, hard work and vision to ensure an injury free Hamilton County and exhibit a harm reduction model for health departments. He has been instrumental in bringing awareness to the issue of prescription drug overdose. 

His agency has been an active participant in the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition (HCHC). In addition, his office has displayed exceptional leadership by purchasing and allocating Narcan to all countywide law enforcement agencies, and providing training free of charge. He has shown that public health is a vital partner in prescription drug overdose prevention. His leadership in injury prevention will help pave the way for other partners and health departments to incorporate lifesaving policies into their daily work. The commitment of  Hamilton County Public Health in implementing naloxone usage, despite any controversy surrounding the issue, shows they are committed to preventing overdose deaths and are willing to be leaders in the Hamilton County community.


Congratulations to all the 2016 winners! 


Last Reviewed 11/15/2016