Mary Jo McMillen
The Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee (OSAC) is a part of the Utah Opioid Task Force (UTOTF). The UTOTF was formed within the Utah Attorney General's Office in 2017.
OSAC Committee Members come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. Each member brings knowledge and experience critical to understanding and working in the Opioid Crisis space.
Individuals do not necessarily represent any organization or agency in this setting. They represent subject matter expertise that can be used to benefit Utahns impacted by opioids. All members serve on a voluntary non-compensated basis.
Areas of Expertise Include:
Treatment and Recovery
Law Enforcement/Public Safety
Legal and Justice Systems
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Opioid Overdose Prevention
Lived Experience with Substance Use
The Settlement Committee Members identified several additional subject matter experts (SME) from communities around the state. These SME are also completing a survey to assess opioid spending priorities across the spectrums of their arenas. These results will be combined with the results of the broad public facing survey to create a "Utah Opioid Crisis Response Blueprint: A Guide for Opioid Settlement Investments."
This Blueprint document will be shared with policymakers and stakeholders to assist them in their consideration of ways to utilize opioid litigation settlement funds.
The aim is to reduce the impact of the Opioid Crisis across Utah's communities and to use evidence-based strategies that maximize these crucial resources.