Who Are We?

Take Charge Ohio is more than a campaign – it’s an initiative to empower all Ohioans to work together to use pain medication safely. Ohio is in the middle of an overdose epidemic and safe use of pain medication is a crucial part of the solution. All of Ohio is affected by this epidemic and it will take all of us to turn the tide. We are patients, family members, doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers, parents, children, people struggling with addiction, people in recovery, people in pain, and people who want to make a difference. While many of us come from different backgrounds, the one thing we have in common is that we are all Ohioans. It’s time to Take Charge, Ohio.

Our Mission

The mission of the Take Charge Ohio initiative is to empower safe pain management and medication use by educating patients and providing resources for healthcare providers. Together, we can manage pain safely and prevent pain medication abuse.


Several state agencies and licensing boards developed the Take Charge Ohio initiative. Each partner provided expertise and experience related to its field to provide a full picture of the current state of pain medication use in Ohio. These partners also shared resources, allowing Ohio patients and prescribers to access valuable tools and information on one site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the campaign? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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