• Center for Disease Control and Prevention the new CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain helps inform providers’ ability to offer safer, more effective pain management and supports clinical decision making about prescribing opioids.
  • The "Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults” was prepared by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. ACL was created to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages can participate fully in their communities.
  • Trillium has a dedicated Care Coordinator whose primary focus is pregnant women with substance use disorders.
    • All pregnant women (with Medicaid or uninsured) with an active opioid use or SUD automatically get assigned to a specialized care coordinator to assist with connecting to recovery resources
    • Trillium Care Coordination participates in the Neonatal Abstinence (NAS) Work Group at New Hanover Regional Medical Center – discussed are aspects of NAS, SUD treatment, community family referrals and policies that affect NAS babies and families
    • Trillium Care Coordinators have educated Community Care of NC – CCLCF and Access East about enhancing collaboration and referrals for pregnant women with opioid use disorders and Care Coordination in general
  • A Trillium representative is participating in the Child Welfare & Substance Use/Plan of Safe Care Policy Meeting
  • Other Local Community group functions addressing the Opioid Drug issues in the Trillium catchment area and in which Trillium is involved:

This group is managed by SEAHEC and was originally formed to create strategic responses to the ongoing opioid epidemic. It will now serve as an oversight group for all the Cape Fear Region groups and has expanded to include mental health initiatives, as well.

Olivia Herndon

Trillium was on the planning committee for this project, which is now operational and functioning independently. LEAD is a pre-booking diversion pilot program developed with the community to address low-level drug offenses and crimes associated with sex work.

Mitch Cunningham

Trillium participates in this open Brunswick County meeting, which was created to discuss the opioid epidemic and develop strategies to address it locally.

Cranfill, Kristin N.

Meets every other month to oversee the implementation of a Department Of Justice grant for which Trillium applied in partnership with the Jacksonville Police Department. The grant has been awarded and planning is underway to operationalize this Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP).

Dennis Williams

Meets monthly to address opioid and other substance use issues in Nash County. There are a variety of community stakeholders that attend and come up with local solutions to address these issues.

Amanda Flory

Meets monthly to address opioid and other substance use issues in Dare County. They hold quarterly forums throughout the county to listen and educate the community on available resources to address these issues.

Commissioner Overman

Roxana Ballinger

Meets monthly with four different committees to address the opioid issue from multiple angles. This group has the health department taking the lead to look at what clinical services are available in Craven County.

Tina Davis

Meets monthly with focus on preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications and reduce underage drinking.

Amber Tabarrini

Collaborative sub-committee that meets every other month to address the opioid and substance use issues in Pamlico Co. Varieties of stakeholders brainstorm ideas to develop solutions and bring awareness and education to the community.

Scott Lenhart

Meets quarterly to review and address the NC Opioid Action Plan and to address and apply for funding. The Coalition covers seven counties, which include Bertie and Gates.

Ashley Stoop

Meeting convenes monthly to address all substance use issues and does a great deal of education in the county with a variety of stakeholders.

Elizabeth Montgomery

Meets monthly to develop educational resources and assistance for opioid abusers and their families.

Sue Lassiter

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