Below are the handouts and presentations from the 3/3/17 Healthcare Solutions and Treatment & Recovery Committees joint meeting on the effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Substance Use Disorder.
Do you have unwanted or out-of-date drugs in your home? Get them out of the medicine cabinet, away from children and potential abusers, and out of the environment. Thanks to Northwestern District Attorney Dave Sullivan and local police departments, you can safely and anonymously drop them off in a secure MedReturn Box, located at one of 18 local police stations, and they will be disposed of in an environmentally sound way. Prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and veterinary meds are accepted. NO liquids, syringes, IV equipment or chemotherapy drugs, please.
The Cooperative Public Health Service celebrated its second birthday with over 50 representatives from member towns and state and regional partners at an Annual Meeting on October 30 at the Mohawk Park Restaurant in Charlemont. Many thanks to all who attended, including member Boards of Health, Select Boards, Town Administrators, representatives from Baystate Franklin Medical Center, UMass College of Nursing, the Department of Public Health, the Communities That Care Coalition, the Opioid Task Force, local school nurses and senior center partners! Special thanks to the band, Small Change, and to Paul, Deb and the Mohawk Park staff for a great evening.
Annual Meeting Materials:
CPHS Year in Review Slide Show2014 and a one-page version: CPHS Year in Review Highlights
CPHS Community Health Needs Assessment 2013_14
Lyme Update 10_30_14
Opioid TF Update to CPHS 10 30 14
Health and policy memo for towns
Additional materials from the meeting will be posted here over the coming days.
FRCOG Partnership For Youth Co-Coordinator Kat Allen is a speaker this week at the National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems, and Population Health in Washington DC. The Forum is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as part of its long term mission to create a culture of health in the United States. Kat is addressing the work of the Communities That Care Coalition, and how other hospitals and communities can work together to make a measurable difference in public health outcomes. For more on the Coalition, click here.
Over a hundred people gathered at Greenfield Community College to hear a progress report from the various subcommittees of the Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force. For more on the issue, view the presentation here: Full Task Force Presentation9 16 14
The Opioid Task Force has an updated referral guide for treatment in the area.
Click here to see it.
At their July meeting, FRCOG Council Members received an update from Marisa Hebble, Coordinator of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force.
To view the presentation, click here.
The Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force of Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin was pleased to meet with DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett on May 30. Task Force Coordinator Marisa Hebble prepared a presentation about the work of the Task Force that can be seen here: