Progress

Accomplishments

 

Established and implemented consistent Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Lake County

 

 

Created SafeRx Newsletter for community education and buy-in- currently mailed to community partners and interested parties

Application for free Narcan through the Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) approved on November 28th, 2018

  • Have a supply of Narcan to distribute throughout the community
  • Have distributed over 300 Narcan kits

SafeRx Narcan Kit – 2 doses of naloxone, instructions in both Spanish and English, gloves, and CPR mouth mask

 

Established partnership with The Clearlake Youth center to fund a youth group focused on wellness and prevention

  • Target ages: 13-19
  • Not advice/counseling but based on decision-making models
  • Can potentially be used by schools to refer students

 

Educational Presentations to Community and Facilities

 

Radio Outreach and Education

 

Revamped Steering Committee

 

Academic Detailing Completed

Formed partnerships with Public Health, EMS, LCBH, and Partnership Health for data collection

Trained facilities and staff on Narcan

 

Ongoing

 

SafeRx’s ongoing projects focus on the increase and education of Medication-Assisted Treatment, Narcan Distribution for community partners, Community Education and Outreach, Youth Drug Prevention Programs and Events, Data analysis, Syringe Access, Safe Drug Disposal, and Support for Seniors who use opioids.