RxSafe Marin Newsletter Volume 4 - Issue 5 - June 2019
In this Issue: Grants Address Local Opioid Crisis I Regional Pharmacists Training I Law Enforcement Opioid Conference I AmeriCorps VISTA Paid Opportunity  
RxSafe Marin is a broad-based community coalition dedicated to reducing harm from prescription drug abuse and saving lives.
Timely Grants Assist with Opioid Crisis Actions 

On June 20, the Center at Sierra Health Foundation announced more than $16.4 million awarded to 120 organizations at more than 270 sites/access points throughout California. The funds will go through the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points Project to ensure that the delivery of MAT facilitates positive treatment outcomes, safe management of care transitions and long-term recovery for people with opioid and other substance use disorders.

Four Marin County organizations were granted nearly $500,000 through the MAT Access Points Project. Marin Health & Human Services' Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division was awarded $184,000 for program development and to help fund a recovery coach position to facilitate care coordination between acute care mental health locations. Expanding access to treatment is one of the priority goals of RxSafe Marin. Read more. 
Training for Pharmacists in Opioid Crisis Response 

As trusted members of the healthcare system, pharmacists play a vital role in opioid epidemic response. New state laws and emerging trends offer pharmacists new opportunities and responsibilities. The California State Board of Pharmacy, Marin County Health and Human Services, and RxSafe Marin are hosting a free Continuing Education forum for pharmacists on July 20th, "Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion: What a Pharmacist Needs to Know."  Attendees will be awarded 7 hours of CE credit for attending the full session, including the one-hour training to meet the requirements for interested pharmacists to furnish naloxone. 
RxSafe Marin Law Enforcement Opioid Conference & Training: July 30, 2019

This training event will address the changing face of the opiod epidemic and the role of regional law enforcement. The keynote speaker is Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Riebli. This event is free and lunch will be provided. For questions please email or call (415)473-6731. This event is designed for members of the law enforcement community.
Recruitment Still Open for Year-long Paid Internship with RxSafe Marin

RxSafe Marin & the Public Health Institute with the California Opioid Safety Network and the AmeriCorps VISTA program is recruiting and hiring a VISTA to be placed in San Rafael, California. This full-time VISTA member's role is to support RxSafe Marin in a range of capacities, including project coordination, social media presence, data analysis, and more. Must be at least 21 years old to apply. If you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorp VISTA member, please go to the Americorps website, email, or call (415) 473-6731 for more information.
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RxSafe Marin Newsletter, June 2019
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