Sacramento County Prevention and Treatment Services began meeting in Fall 2015 to plan the launch of our coalition.

First SCOC Meeting

First coalition meeting was in February 2016 with approximately 80 stakeholders from multiple sectors represented.

Project: Safe Prescribing

Educated over 500 physicians on safe prescribing practices.

Project: Naloxone Distribution Kits

Through a grant from the California Department of Public Health, the county received 2,900 doses (1,450 2-dose kits) of Naloxone nasal spray, an opioid overdose reversal drug which was distributed to law enforcement, Harm Reduction Services (HRS), and Safer Alternatives thru Networking & Education (SANE).

Project: Early Intervention Promotion

Early intervention and treatment resource lists shared and distributed to 211 law enforcement, emergency departments, and community service providers.

Promoting Alternative Pain Management

Distributed the “Got Pain, There is No Magic Pill” campaign flyers to provider offices and pharmacies.

Launched Online Presence

Established social media presence by creating a website, Facebook, and Twitter account.

Project: Medication - Assisted Treatment Sheet

Created a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) handout describing different FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder and MAT providers in Sacramento County.

Sacramento Opioid Awareness Summit

The coalition collaborated with local government agencies, schools, and non-profits to organize the Sacramento Opioid Awareness Summit to launch a large-scale discussion on opioid use prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Surveillance

The coalition initiates a project to improve surveillance on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Babies exposed to opioids and drugs during their mother's pregnancy face a group of complications known as NAS. Gathering more data on the issue in our community will help us create an effective action plan. 

Safe Disposal Kiosks

The Coalition works with local businesses to place safe disposal kiosks. Safe disposal of medications and sharps protect our community from drug misuse and the spread of disease. 

Anti-Stigma Radio Campaign

The Coalition plans another Anti-Stigma Campaign to spread awareness of Opioid Use Disorder and knowledge of the real facts. 

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