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Thurston County, Washington

Public Health and Social Services

The Thurston County Opioid Response Task Force was convened to address the opioid epidemic. The Task Force consists of a wide range of local partners and is co-chaired by Jon Tunheim, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney, and David Bayne, Director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department.

The Thurston County Board of Health adopted the Thurston County Opioid Response Plan that is now being implemented by the Task Force and communities across Thurston County.

Progress of the Thurston County Opioid Response Plan is measured using SMART objectives. SMART objectives provide a way to confirm whether strategies found in the plan are achieving desired impacts.

The Task Force welcomes new partners. To be added to the Task Force mailing list, contact Katie Strozyk at

The next Task Force meeting will be held virtually on June 5, 2023 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.