VENTURA COUNTY RX ABUSE & HEROIN WORKGROUP

MISSION

Save and improve lives by stopping prescription drug and heroin abuse.

PRIMARY GOAL

Decrease fatal opioid overdoses by 50% in Ventura County, compared to 2013 baseline.

CRITERIA FOR GOALS

The selected goals and actions reflect:

  • Data-indicated problems

  • Defined scope and reach

  • Measurable efficacy

  • Agency leadership and responsibility

  • Achievability

  • Crosscutting strategies

  • Cultural and linguistic relevance

  • Sensitivity to stigma

TARGETS FOR ACTION

The Rx Abuse & Heroin Workgroup remains committed to parallel target areas based on countywide conditions and the alliance of a strong multiagency partnership.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Goal: Expand professional training and development across all sectors.

ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY

Goal: Support law enforcement, monitoring and security to enhance public safety by deterring drug misuse, abuse and diversion.

EDUCATION & AWARENESS

Goal: Increase outreach and education for parents, patients and public to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse and heroin problems and solutions.

SAFE SCHOOLS

Goal: Collaborate with schools, PTAs and Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) to increase communication channels and prevention opportunities for teachers, parents, and students and school personnel.

PREVENTION POLICTY AND RESEARCH

Goal: Advance continued research and data analysis to develop key policy actions addressing Rx and heroin abuse.


MEMBERS

Dan Hicks, Chair
Ventura County Behavioral Health
Alcohol & Drug Programs, Prevention Services

PARTNERSHIP AGENCIES

In addition to the above-named agencies, the Rx Abuse & Heroin Workgroup extends its thanks to the many local, state and regional collaborators who have participated in our multiagency efforts, including Dr. Roneet Lev of San Diego Safe Prescribing http://www.sandiegosafeprescribing.org/



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