Opioid Project 2019-11-07T10:39:00+00:00

Opioid Project

Opioid Project

The opioid crisis has reached unprecedented levels in the United States, with more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016. A report released by the Center Disease Control in December 2017 indicates that the number of opioid-related overdose deaths have decreased the average life expectancy in the United States.

Through the NCACH’s Opioid Project, community stakeholders, law enforcement officials, clinical providers, educators, policy makers, tribes, behavioral health specialists, treatment providers, and social service agencies are coming together to create a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic that involves prevention, treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery supports. We expect to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths, overdoses, and rates of opioid abuse.

Learn more about about the Opioid Project by exploring the different webpages below:

NCACH’s Regional Opioid Stakeholders Workgroup meets quarterly using videoconference technology. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting minutes will be shared below. Meeting locations and call-in details can be found on the NCACH Calendar.

NCACH Master Calendar

Changing Perceptions, One Presentation at a Time

As told to NCACH's Communications and Engagement Manager, Sahara Suval: Going upstream of addiction is arduous work. Like Sisyphus rolling the boulder for eternity, one must tread against the current [...]

By | November 18th, 2019|Categories: Community Spotlight, Opioid|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Changing Perceptions, One Presentation at a Time

Extending a Hand in Recovery

This group knows what it’s like to face the abyss. Clad in black shirts that read “Make Recovery the Epidemic,” a group of 17 men and women, ranging different generations, [...]

2020 Rapid Cycle Funding Applications now open to address opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington

For immediate release -- October 1, 2019 The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from partners who are interested in implementing projects under the Medicaid Transformation [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Categories: NCACH News, Opioid|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2020 Rapid Cycle Funding Applications now open to address opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington

School-Based Opioid Prevention project leads announced

Ninety percent of people who abuse drugs began using before the age of 18. “Addiction is a pediatric disease” according to John Knight, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: NCACH News, Opioid|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on School-Based Opioid Prevention project leads announced

Just announced! Recovery Coach Academy training opportunity

For immediate release - August 13, 2019 North Central Accountable Community of Health is proud to partner with the Central Washington Recovery Coalition to release a brand new training opportunity [...]

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Request for Proposals released – School-Based Opioid Prevention

For immediate release -- May 30, 2019 North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) has released a request for proposal (RFP) to obtain proposals from qualified agencies interested in working [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: NCACH News, Opioid|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Request for Proposals released – School-Based Opioid Prevention

NCACH’s Opioid Project Workgroup staff support lead:

Christal Eshelman, Program Manager

Email Christal ││ 509-886-6434

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