We decided as a coalition to vote if we wanted to proceed with applying for the STR-Opioid Mini Grant again this year. Before we decide to move forward with submitting the application we need to be able to implement deliverables of the grant together as a coalition. Last year, the work fell primarily on Lesly and Christina. We want to take advantage of the grants made available to us to help your organizations implement programs to the community to make change. I have attached some information from last year’s grant. Please review and let me know what you and your agency is willing to help with. Here is a list of deliverables that we would have to complete per grant guidelines.
Please complete this poll asap. If we do decide to apply, it is due next Friday, October 19, 2018 with a letter of commitment from 6 agencies.
Last year we did met the deliverables by:
Narcan training and distribution of Narcan
Community panel presentation/discussion on opioid crisis in Region One communities
Media campaign: print ads in local newspapers; distribution of message through Region One Schools, including electronic message board at Housatonic Valley Regional High School and Boards of Selectmen newsletters.
Correspond with pharmacists, doctors, dentists and veterinarians in Region One towns regarding the CT Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System.
Join sponsorship of HVCASA forum in April
Overall grant guidelines we need to:
1. Implement substance abuse prevention and behavioral health promotion initiatives within their communities;
2. Educate local pharmacists, doctors, dentists and veterinarians on the CT Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS);
3. Engage community providers in promotion of CPMRS use among prescribers;
4. Distribute OUD information to parents through schools and other venues;
5. Collaborate with Regional Action Councils and other DMHAS prevention contractors as directed by DMHAS to host and advertise opioid addiction and overdose prevention and education opportunities, and Naloxone administration trainings made available by DMHAS;
6. Work with community leaders to include opioid overdose prevention and safe storage in town plans;
7. Utilize the state campaign message/images made available by DMHAS to develop and distribute customized local awareness messages aimed at increasing public awareness on OUD. These may include, but not be limited to: videos, social media, public service announcements, posters and billboards.
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