Safe Prescribing Toolkit

 

Since 2012, the Ventura County Rx Abuse and Heroin Workgroup has been committed to working with local agency and community partners to reduce epidemic-level opioid misuse and fatal overdoses. Working together, we are making a measurable difference locally to individuals, to families, and to our community.


SAFE PRESCRIBING TOOLKIT RX MAILER

In October 2019, over 4,000 Ventura County Medical and Dental prescribers of medication received educational Rx mailings to update them on best practices for prescribing opioids and to share CURES registration tips. We are reaching out to prescribers to share information and materials that assist with patient communications. The items in this toolkit may be copied and shared with your staff, colleagues and patients. We encourage you to bookmark this website, Ventura County Responds, which features regularly updated resources for prescribers and patients.


SAFE PRESCRIBING RESOURCES


WE CHECK because WE CARE

Patients, family members and prescribers all benefit from the WE CHECK policy and messaging starting at the clinic door. Eye-catching decals remind the public that health and safety increase when prescription histories are verified.

“Not only is there lower drug-seeking behavior, but patients express appreciation for the care taken.”
– Clinic Staff After “WE CHECK” Launch

 



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