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Upcoming & Past OOCC Events

Maryland SOS Town Hall Series – Make Your Voice Heard

Please join the OOCC and representatives from the Maryland Department of Health for our next Maryland Stop Overdose Strategy (Maryland SOS) town hall on the Eastern Shore. This event will be held at Salisbury University in Wicomico County on October 20, 2021, from 6–7:30 p.m. 

We want to hear directly from Marylanders about how the opioid and overdose crisis has impacted your lives and your communities. Town hall attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts about approaches at the local level to help combat the opioid crisis and save lives.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more details, see the event flyer here. Visit our Facebook Page to RSVP.

Click here for a full list of upcoming and past events.

2021 Statewide ROSC Summit

Friday, September 24, 2021

Maryland’s 1st Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Annual Summit co-hosted by CB Connects and the Opioid Operational Command Center. This virtual event featured presentations from Robin Rickard, executive director of the Opioid Operational Command Center, Dr. Aliya Jones with the Behavioral Health Administration, Dr. David Best with the University of Derby, Dr. Haner Hernandez with the Harvard Center for Health and Human Rights, Jessica Hulsey with Addiction Policy Forum, and Dr. Jean Bennett, Region 3 Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Webinar: Introduction to the OOCC

Thursday, June 10, 2021

This webinar was held to provide information about our office and our work to coordinate Maryland’s response to the opioid crisis. Topics covered included the creation of the OOCC, our mission, our work coordinating with state and local partners, our reporting and data monitoring activities, and our grant programs. This session also focused on our work at the local level and will address our efforts to coordinate with opioid intervention teams and our block grant program for local jurisdictions.


Webinar: OOCC Grant Writing Fundamentals

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On April 6, 2021, the OOCC conducted a virtual information session to assist eligible organizations that are interested in applying for OOCC Competitive Grant Program funding for fiscal year 2022. The session covered an overview of the Competitive Grant Program, address application requirements, and describe the evaluation process by the OOCC Grants Scoring Committee.

2021 Best Practices Conference

Tuesday, March 26, 2021

Our annual Substance Use Disorder Best Practices Conference was held on March 16, 2021. This year’s virtual conference covered a range of opioid-related topics organized around the Governor’s three policy priorities (Prevention & Education, Enforcement & Public Safety, and Treatment & Recovery). The conference was recorded and may be viewed at the link below.

Click Here to View the Conference

Representatives from both the state and local level convened to discuss what’s working in Maryland to address the opioid and substance use disorder crisis. Session topics include: Keynote Remarks from Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Addressing Racial Disparities in Substance Misuse, Modifying Programming during COVID-19, Harm Reduction Programming, The Sequential Intercept Model, and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

The theme of this year’s conference was Meeting the Moment, Together. The conference focused on overcoming adversity during the COVID-19 pandemic.