prevention and prescribing information
Opioid prescriptions have driven the opioid epidemic in the United States. In Port Angelels, harm reduction programs and changing attitudes are pushing back against this epidemic.
The University of Washington Division of Pain Medicine offers weekly UW TelePain sessions, an audio and videoconference-based consultative knowledge network of interprofessional specialists with expertise in the management of challenging chronic pain problems. The goal is to increase the knowledge and skills of community practice providers who treat patients with chronic pain
CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, March 2016
WA Interagency Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
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opioid use disorder treatment information
Opioid treatment program receives warm welcome
Kitsap and Clallam counties have held public forums to discuss the Opioid Treatment Programs contracted to open in these communities.
*Update from the FDA*
Warning:Do not use Tramadol and Codeine in kids under 12, article
overdose prevention information
Overdose Fact Sheet
The Center of Opioid Safety Education provides this fact sheet regarding how to identify and respond to an opioid overdose.
Helping individuals and communities in Washington State respond to prevent opioid overdose.
additional opioid information
US Department of Health & Human Services
Federal information and resources on the Opioid Epidemic
Center for Opioid Safety Education
COSE offers education and technical assistance for individuals, professionals, and communities in Washington State who want to learn how to prevent and intervene in opioid addiction and overdose.
From the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute and the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, this is a great resource to familiarize educators with FASD, how it impacts their students and, ultimately, how it impacts their classroom and to give them tools and strategies for more effective teaching. Resources for educators, parents/caregivers and Native communities include all of our Education and FASD Webinars, videos, recommended Websites and written materials.
three-county coordinated opioid response project (3CCORP)
The 3CCORP is multi-sector collaborative effort to address the opioid epidemic in our region. The assessment and planning phase of 3CCORP was launched in September 2016 concluding with an opioid summit on January 30, 2017. We are now in the implementation phase and addressing the opioid epidemic is a required project in the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP). Therefore, all nine ACHs will be developing and implementing similar plans statewide. To the extent possible, we are working together!
Join us! The Three-County Opioid Response Plan requires input from:
- tribal partners
- mental health providers
- substance use disorder
- primary care providers
- dental providers
- public health officials
- local health jurisdictions
- emergency departments
- health insurance plans
- first responders (law
paramedics, fire, and others)
- elected officials