Opioid Project 2019-06-04T08:58:16+00:00

Opioid Project

Now accepting proposals for School-Based Opioid Prevention in North Central Washington. Up to $20,000 available!

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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.

NCACH’s Regional Opioid Stakeholders Workgroup meets the third Friday of the month. Meeting minutes will be shared below. Meeting locations and call-in details can be found on the NCACH Calendar.

NCACH Master Calendar
ResourceWhat It IsVisit Site
Highlight of Opioids in Washington StateThis is the second time that the Washington Health Alliance has produced results looking at regional variation in opioid prescribing rates, specific to both the Medicaid and commercially insured populations. The interactive site uncovers potential hot spots of overuse and can help health care stakeholders identify and target areas in the state that may need improvement. Data can be sorted based on hospital referral area, age group, gender and/or insurance type. Note that the 2016 measurement year relies on claims data from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
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Opioid Prescriptions and Drug Overdose Dashboard - Washington Department of HealthThis Opioid Prescriptions and Drug Overdoses dashboard from the WA Department of Health (DOH) allows you to explore six opioid prescribing measures and opioid overdose deaths by county, including trends over time. Note that you can also switch to viewing the data by ACH regions.Visit Site
Results Washington• Opioid-related overdose death (trend)
• Rate of patients receiving an opioid prescription (trend)
• Adult Medicaid patients who need an receive MAT for opioid use
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DOH Opioid Overdose Dashboards• Overdose death & hospitalization rates by county, ACH, drug type, (trend)
• Tabular death and hospitalization counts
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Prescription Monitoring Program County Profiles• Patients with any opioid prescription by county, ACH, quarter, trend
• Patients with chronic opioid prescriptions
• Patients with high dose opioid prescriptions
• Patients with concurrent opioid and sedative prescriptions
• Days’ supply for patients with new opioid prescription
• Patients with new chronic opioid prescription
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Healthy Youth Survey• Fact sheet on current substance use and trends by grade, county, gender
• Fact sheet on polysubstance use
• Fact sheet on prescription medication use
• Ability to cross tabulate two variables –Q by Q analysis
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Opioid Use Disorder Treatment for Medicaid Population• Seven indicators of treatment initiation, retention, and provider capacity for Medicaid population by ACHVisit Site
Washington State Substance Use Data & Resources• Deaths, treatment admissions, crime lab cases, legal wholesale distribution of opioids to hospitals and pharmacies
• Statewide and King County data
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Request for Proposals released – School-Based Opioid Prevention

May 30th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 with NCACH on the Opioid [...]

Coming together to combat the opioid epidemic: the North Central Washington Opioid Response Conference

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Coming together to combat the opioid epidemic: the North Central Washington Opioid Response Conference

In the midst of an epidemic that claims the lives of 130 Americans every day, North Central Washington residents have decided to take action against opioid addiction. On Friday, March 15, nearly 400 participants attended [...]

Agenda announced! NCW Opioid Response Conference: Pathways to Prevention

March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Agenda announced! NCW Opioid Response Conference: Pathways to Prevention

March 11, 2019 -- The North Central Accountable Community of Health’s Regional Opioid Stakeholder Workgroup is hosting a unique opportunity for your community to come together to address the opioid epidemic by taking action to [...]

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

March 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Rapid Cycle Funding Applications now open to address opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington

For immediate release -- March 7, 2019 The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from partners who are interested in implementing projects under the Medicaid Transformation to Address the Opioid Use [...]

NCACH Regional Opioid Stakeholders Workgroup releases application for organizations to obtain funding to provide Narcan kits

February 21st, 2019|Comments Off on NCACH Regional Opioid Stakeholders Workgroup releases application for organizations to obtain funding to provide Narcan kits

For immediate release -- February 21, 2019 The North Central Accountable Community of Health Governing Board has allocated $20,000 for Targeted Narcan (naloxone) Training and Distribution in 2019. At the guidance of the Regional Opioid [...]

Opioid Awareness and Education Marketing Campaign request for proposal awarded to Grant County Health District

February 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Opioid Awareness and Education Marketing Campaign request for proposal awarded to Grant County Health District

February 7, 2019 -- North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) has selected Grant County Health District (GCHD) to develop a marketing campaign to raise awareness and education on the opioid crisis and opioid use [...]

School-Based Opioid Prevention RFP (closes June 17)

Targeted Narcan Training and Distribution

Rapid Cycle Opioid Projects

NCACH’s Rapid Cycle Opioid Project application is currently closed.

Initiative NameDate DueURL
FY 2018 Rural Communities Opioid Response ProgramJuly 30, 2018Application
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance Award (up to $3 million over 4 years) for organization to provide technical assistance to HRSA's RCORP award recipientsAugust 10, 2018Application
Health Services Research to Address the Opioids Crisis September 20, 2021Application

NCACH’s Opioid Project Workgroup staff support lead:

Christal Eshelman, Program Manager

Email Christal ││ 509-886-6434

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