- 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.
- Care Coordinated 74 pregnant women with opioid dependence
- 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:
Community Coalitions in the Trillium area related to the Opioid problems occurring in communities throughout the region:
|Meeting time - Facilitation||Contact Information|
Community Partners Coalition
|Brunswick County Opioid Task Force
Led by Chair Judge Ola Lewis (Brunswick Treatment Courts)
Co-Chair Sheriff John Ingraham.
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. Kristin.N.Cranfill@nccourts.org|
|Onslow, Carteret County Crisis Workgroup
Facilitated by David Tart, Trillium.
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).
|CARES Task Force
Facilitated by Amand Flory, Coastal Plains Hospital
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.
|Saving Lives Task Force
Facilitated by Commissioner Overman and Roxana Ballinger
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.
|Craven County Opioid Committee
Facilitated by Scott Harrelson
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.
|Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP)
Led by Amber Tabarrini, Health Dept. Educator
Meets monthly with focus on preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications and reduce underage drinking.
|Pamlico Co. Substance Use Prevention Committee
Led by Scott Lenhart – Health Dept. Director
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.
|Albemarle Overdose Prevention Coalition
Facilitated by Ashley Stoop, Albemarle Regional Health Services Director of Policy, Planning, & Preparedness Pasquotank County Health Department
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.
|Pitt County Coalition Against Substance Abuse (PCCASA)
Facilitated by Elizabeth Montgomery, Executive Director
Meeting convenes monthly to address all substance use issues and does a great deal of education in the county with a variety of stakeholders.
|Hertford/Northampton Opioid Coalition
Facilitated by Sue Lassiter, Administrator, VH Regional BH Services–Vidant Ahoskie
Meets monthly to develop educational resources and assistance for opioid abusers and their families.