Projects

2015
Beginnings

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

2016
The "Sacramento Opioid Task Force" forms
First SCOC Meeting

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

2017
Received the California Department of Public Health Opioid Coalition Grant for 2017 - 2019.
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.

2018
"Sacramento County Opioid Task Force" name changed to "Sacramento County Opioid Coalition."
Promoting Alternative Pain Management

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

Joined the California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program.
Launched Online Presence

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

Began Partnership with Americorps Vista Program
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.

Increased training on local treatment resources and educated various stakeholder groups on types of treatments available.
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.

2019
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. 

2020
Anti-Stigma Radio Campaign

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