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Register to Attend the 2019 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit

Register now for the 2019 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit, an event to learn about solutions to address the opioid epidemic. The Summit, June 11-12 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, is a two-day training and networking event with local and national leaders. In 2017, Governor

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HRSA Awards $24 Million in Rural Opioid Response Planning Grants

The Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded 120 organizations, including Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, $200,000 each to develop community partnerships and plans to prevent and reduce opioid use disorder in high-risk rural counties. HRSA also is accepting applications through June 10 for grants of

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New Foundation Behavioral Health Tools

Opioid Patient Education Video The NCHA Opioid Patient Education Video was created by the University of California Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest. It was funded by the NC Department of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and is available for public

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Study: Fewer Fatal Overdoses When Pharmacists Can Dispense Naloxone

Laws that allow pharmacists to dispense the opioid antidote naloxone without a physician’s prescription are associated with a sharp reduction in fatal opioid-related overdoses, according to a study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. States, like North Carolina, that adopted such laws saw fatal opioid overdoses

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ED Peer Support Program Reducing OUD ED Visits, Hospitalizations

NCHA’s Emergency Department Peer Support Program for Improving Response to Opioid Overdose is part of a pilot program to combat the opioid crisis. The program, funded through the NC Department of Health and Human Services, began May of 2018 with six emergency departments selected to participate.

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FDA Previews 2019 Plans to Address Opioid Epidemic

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., recently announced the agency’s 2019 agenda to address the opioid epidemic. Among other actions, the agency is considering using its authority under the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act of

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Rural Resource Guide to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a resource guide of federal programs that can be used to build rural communities and address substance use disorders. The Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address

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News Release: NCHA Partners with DHHS on Innovation to Address the Opioid Crisis

$1.37 million grant will support pilots at six hospitals across the state Winston-Salem, NC – May 9, 2018 – Today the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced grant awards to six North Carolina hospitals

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NCHA partners with emergency physicians, pharmacists on opioid management guidelines

In 2016, North Carolina’s emergency departments treated more than 4,100 opioid overdoses, an average of 11 per day.  As part of its ongoing commitment to help address the behavioral health crisis in our state, NCHA convened front-line providers to develop new guidelines to

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