Sacramento County Prevention and Treatment Services began meeting in Fall 2015 to plan the launch of our coalition.
Sacramento County Public Health developed Sacramento County Opioid Prescription Drug Monitoring Surveillance Report, a valuable assessment tool that catalyzed the formation of the coalition.
First coalition meeting was in February 2016 with approximately 80 stakeholders from multiple sectors represented.
Educated over 500 physicians on safe prescribing practices.
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).
Early intervention and treatment resource lists shared and distributed to 211 law enforcement, emergency departments, and community service providers.
- Surveyed 92 pharmacies on availability and knowledge of Naloxone.
- Surveyed 34 X-waivered physicians on attitudes and barriers towards buprenorphine prescriptions.
Distributed the “Got Pain, There is No Magic Pill” campaign flyers to provider offices and pharmacies.
Created a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) handout describing different FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder and MAT providers in Sacramento County.
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.
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.
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.
The Coalition plans another Anti-Stigma Campaign to spread awareness of Opioid Use Disorder and knowledge of the real facts.