Fran Gerbig

Fran Gerbig, MPH, OCPS I, is the Health and Wellness Manager for Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery. In this position, she manages the efforts of Drug Free Stark County as it works to develop and implement environmental strategies as well as community education efforts to prevent the use alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs among Stark County youth and young adults. Gerbig holds a Masters of Public Health in health planning and administration from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. from the University of Akron. She is a member of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’s Prevention and Wellness Roundtable, the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. Gerbig also serves on the Stark County Safe Communities Coalition, the Stark County Family Council Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Committee, the Health Stability Impact Council of the United Way of Greater Stark County, the Sandy Valley Drug Awareness Initiative, YOUth Choose, SOLACE of Stark County and the Stark County Opiate Task Force.

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BLOG: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week – January 23-29, 2017

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Can you answer these commonly asked questions about alcohol and drugs? • What is the chemical in the marijuana plant that causes the “high”? • How do inhalants affect the brain? • What are “dissociative drugs”? • How does alcohol affect the teenage brain? Most teens are savvy researchers, using their iPhones to search the …

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BLOG: October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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October is here with shorter days, cooler temperatures and the excitement of football games, pumpkins and harvest celebrations – all signs of the season that we eagerly look forward to each year. But did you know that October has an even greater significance? In 2011, President Obama issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation designating October as …

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BLOG: Stark County’s focus on positive prevention strategies

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The news is negative…the opiate epidemic, the increasing number of suicides, the impact of marijuana legalization and the availability of alcohol are all public health issues that we hear and read about on a daily basis. The media attention to these issues is important and warranted – they impact our children, young people, families and …

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