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Snyder-Union County Opioid Coalition Three Year Strategic Plan April 2018-April 2021

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OVERVIEW

STRATEGIC PLAN: GOAL 1 Introduction

Goal1: Increase Community Education and Awareness and Reduce Stigma.

In response the opioid crisis, the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way mobilized the Snyder-Union County Opioid Coalition, with a goal to address the opioid crisis at every level. The Snyder-Union County Opioid Coalition works collectively with other organizations, including the Northumberland County Opioid Coalition, and the Youth Ambassadors to end drug overdose deaths in their counties. The Snyder-Union County Opioid Coalition’s Three Year Strategic Plan, April 2018-April 2021, is included in the pages below. The Strategic Plan was developed using the ideas/suggestions generated during the strategic planning workshop held in April 2018. The goals, strategies, and objectives included in this plan aim to provide an overview of the overarching goal, the strategy for achieving that goal, and the identified objectives. Goals and strategies should not change based on political climate or other outside factors, but the objectives are more adaptable. Goals, strategies, and objectives were developed directly from the goals drafted by the coalition.

Strategy Launch a public awareness campaign to increase awareness for all individuals in Snyder and Union Counties.

Objective 1A: By July 2019, Assess community knowledge and stigma with target populations to identify appropriate community awareness campaigns and educational programs.

Objective 1B: By January 2020, Implement a multi-platform (ex. digital, print media, and social media) messaging campaign throughout Snyder and Union to inform the community of the scope of the problem, mental health, and available resources.

Summary of Goals

Objective 1C: By December 2020, Develop and implement a naloxone education campaign with trainings, digital resources, and information on where to obtain naloxone, the standing order and Act 139, and what to do in the case of an overdose. Trainings should be easily accessible for the public (ex. hosted at schools, churches, community centers, etc.).

Goal 1: Increase Community Education and Awareness and Reduce Stigma.

Goal 2: Increase county-wide prevention efforts to prevent or delay the onset of Substance Use Disorder.

Objective 1D: By May 2019, Ensure that all residents of Snyder and Union County are well-informed on signs of a Substance Use Disorder (SUD)/Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), overdose, treatment and recovery options. Target Populations include, but are not limited to the following:

Goal 3: Increase the capacity of local law enforcement and the legal system to reduce the supply of available opioids in Snyder and Union Counties.

Goal 4: Eliminate barriers to increase access and utilization of SUD treatment programs and recovery.

Goal 5: Empower professionals to promote the health, safety, and well-being of persons at high risk for an overdose and/or those with a substance or opioid use disorder.

First Responders (Fire Departments, EMS Agencies, and Law Enforcement)

Individuals Engaged in Treatment

County Agencies (Children and Youth, Aging, etc.)

Hospital Emergency Departments

Families and Friends of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

• Schools •

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Workforce

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STRATEGIC PLAN: GOAL 2

STRATEGIC PLAN: GOAL 3

Goal 2: Increase county-wide prevention efforts to prevent or delay the onset of Substance Use Disorder.

Goal 3: Increase capacity of local law enforcement and the legal system to reduce the supply of available opioids in Snyder and Union Counties.

Strategy:

Strategy

Implement a prevention initiative throughout Snyder and Union Counties to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors related to Substance Use Disorder.

Increase the utilization of opioid removal programs (ex. Take Back Days, Drop-Off Boxes and law enforcement initiatives)

Objective 3A: Objective 2A: By July 2020, Research substance use drivers and survey individuals to gain knowledge of what causes people to begin using opioids and how those individuals can begin to realize the need for immediate intervention and treatment.

By January 2019, Increase awareness to encourage utilization of medication disposal boxes in Snyder and Union Counties and resources such as medication take back events, lock boxes, and Deterra ÂŽ disposal bags.

Objective 3B: Objective 2B: By April 2020, Promote healthier home environments by researching available family support programs (e.g. Strengthening Families) to encourage family members to become more involved in the lives of the dependent individuals and create a culture of acceptance when discussing issues related to substance use disorder and recovery.

By April 2021, Identify legislation and resources to support local law enforcement in their efforts to arrest drug dealers and traffickers in the community.

Objective 3C: By September 2020, Design and implement a law enforcement diversion program to promote treatment.

Objective 2C: By April 2019 ,Organize family friendly events that promote healthy alternatives and activities.

Objective 3D: By January 2021, Research legislation for mandated assessment and/or treatment for individuals receiving treatment for chronic pain, underage drinking, and overdose victims.

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STRATEGIC PLAN: GOAL 4

STRATEGIC PLAN: GOAL 5

Goal 4: Eliminate barriers to increase access and utilization of SUD treatment programs and recovery.

Goal 5: Empower professionals to promote the health, safety, and well-being of persons at high risk for an overdose and/or those with a substance or opioid use disorder.

Strategy: Strategy:

Increase SUD and overdose education for professionals who are in contact with individuals at high risk for overdose, individuals with a substance or opioid use disorder, and their friends or families.

Increase SUD and overdose education for professionals who are in contact with individuals at high risk for overdose, individuals with a substance or opioid use disorder, and their friends or families.

Objective 4A: Objective 5A:

By December 2018, Develop resources to identify and publicize available treatment options in Snyder and Union Counties.

By December 2019, Ensure prescribers will be educated about SUD, overdose, treatment resources, and proper use of the PDMP.

Objective 4B: By April 2019, Educate individuals engaged in treatment about MAT options, including the use of naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone.

Objective 5B: By March 2020, Ensure pharmacies will be educated about treatment resources, overdose reduction, and proper use of the PDMP.

Objective 4C: Objective 5C:

By April 2021, Ensure that all individuals with substance use disorder are referred to the appropriate treatment for the proper length of time.

By April 2020, Research and develop materials for alternative pain management treatments and work with healthcare professionals to promote alternative pain management options other than opioids.

Objective 4D: By January 2020, Develop resources and increase the number of available support groups and recovery resources for individuals with substance use disorders.

Objective 5D: By April 2019, Develop required materials for doctors to review with patients who receive opioid prescriptions on the dangers of opioids, alternatives to pain management, and proper disposal of unused medications.

Objective 4E: By April 2021, Ensure every person in recovery has appropriate recovery housing regardless of age, gender, race, family status, and marital status.

Objective 4F:

Objective 5E: By April 2020, Increase workplace education, employee assistance programs, research on drug testing policies, and job placement to better support individuals in recovery and provide more opportunities for adults to achieve success economically and socially.

By January 2020, Design and implement a warm hand-off program through various intercept points. Intercept points include, but are not limited to the following areas. •

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice System

Note: A warm hand-off for individuals leaving the criminal justice system should include setting up aftercare arrangements prior to the individual leaving and identifying funding to support individuals to go straight to treatment.

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