Working Together to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths

Safe Med LA Steering Committee

1-2 lead members from each Action Team

The Safe Med LA coalition includes County health agencies (e.g., Departments of Health Services, Mental Health, and Public Health), health plans, physicians, pharmacists, substance use providers, law enforcement, medical associations, hospitals, community clinics, prevention coalitions, educators, and other community stakeholders. It is comprised of a lead Steering Committee and various goal-specific Action Teams that focus on the 6 priorities and 10 key objectives of the strategic plan.


The Safe Med LA Steering Committee will lead the coalition and collaborative implementation of this plan through the 9 Action Teams. Action Teams are each comprised of coalition members that will focus their expertise on specific action items within the key objectives of the strategic plan. 


The Safe Med LA Steering Committee will be comprised of 1-2 lead members from each Action Team, who will be responsible for disseminating information back to their respective Action Team. The frequency and focus of Action Team meetings will be variable and dependent on its leadership and the needs of the group and area of focus. 


The Steering Committee will guide coalition efforts to ensure that they are coordinated and that synergies between Action Team activities are being leveraged. The Safe Med LA Steering Committee will meet on a quarterly basis, and all members of the coalition will convene at least annually to assess progress and ensure a coordinated approach.

Action Teams