Opioid Project2021-05-18T09:53:25-07:00

Opioid Project

Opioid Project

The opioid crisis has reached unprecedented levels in the United States, with more than 840,000 drug overdose deaths since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70,630 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2019.

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

Harm reduction vending machines coming soon to region

June 22, 2021 – North Central Washington With support from Beacon Health Options and the North Central Accountable Community of Health, two naloxone (commonly distributed as Narcan®) vending machines will [...]

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Advancing whole person health through a recovery lens

Intersection of COVID-19 and Overdose While the world has undoubtedly been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, another epidemic continues to kill Americans: opioid drug overdoses. According to the Centers for [...]

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Now accepting applications for 2020 Rapid Cycle Funding to address Opioid Use Public Health Crisis

July 10, 2020 -- 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 [...]

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NCACH releases Request for Proposals for 2020 Opioid Awareness and Education Campaign

For immediate release - December 16, 2019 The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from qualified agencies interested in implementing an awareness and education campaign/program on [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

Meeting Resources

NCACH’s Opioid Project Workgroup staff support lead:

Tanya Gleason, Project Manager

Email Tanya ││ 509-886-6453

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