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

NCACH Opioid Project seeking Request for Proposals for Opioid Awareness and Education Marketing Campaign

For immediate release -- November 26, 2018 The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from qualified agencies interested in working with NCACH to develop a social [...]

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Harm reduction program showing success in Grant County

Earlier this year, the Grant County Syringe Services Program (SSP) was developed in partnership between Grant County Health District and Grant Integrated Services. Grant County's Syringe Services Program currently operates [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Community Spotlight, Opioid|Comments Off on Harm reduction program showing success in Grant County

NCACH releases second round of Rapid Cycle Funding Applications to address opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington

For immediate release -- October 4, 2018 The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from partners who are interested in implementing projects under the Medicaid Transformation [...]

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Stories of Recovery – NCACH staff attend National Recovery Month in Okanogan County

The day was filled with hope and resilience as one by one, stories of recovery were hung on the wall of the Agriplex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. They ranged [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, NCACH News, Opioid|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stories of Recovery – NCACH staff attend National Recovery Month in Okanogan County

Finding a recovery home in Central Washington….

Victor Estrada is no stranger to the recovery community in Washington State. As a longtime member of local recovery groups as well as current Homeless Outreach manager at Women’s Resource [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Community Spotlight, Events, Opioid|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding a recovery home in Central Washington….

Pharmacists: Allies in Whole Person Care

  Earlier this month, NCACH Communications and Engagement Manager, Sahara, sat down with NCACH’s newest team member, Navind Oodit. Navind is from New York originally, but is living in Seattle [...]

NCACH’s Opioid Project Workgroup staff support lead:

Christal Eshelman, Program Manager

Email Christal ││ 509-886-6434

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