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Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force
Linda.Mahoney
37:13
Thank You Director for honoring Director Power with your kind words.
Ines Garcia - EBRC
59:15
Do we know of any other contributing factors to these overdoses besides the COVID?
Karen Jeffreys
01:00:56
Yes, Dennis, and as public awareness survey showed, gear the campaign to the friends and family of those who are struggling with SUD
Rachael - RIDOH
01:01:29
Today's full Task Force PowerPoint, including "RIDOH's 2020 Fatal Overdoses in Rhode Island: Data Highlights" presentation, can be found on PreventOverdoseRI.org: https://bit.ly/3e8jrD4
lhurley
01:02:37
Thank you Karen.
Matt Collins
01:04:43
wondering if the overdoses among the black, non-Hispanic are more frequently fatal or if there are just more overdoses. Given that most OD happen in the home, I would hope that there is the same opportunity for reversal with Narcan.
Marti Rosenberg
01:05:20
To the question of contributing factors to fatal overdoses, the Evidence Update carried out by EOHHS in the winter showed that besides COVID, the main drivers have been deadly fentanyl and structural racism - and that a response challenge was an insufficient governance structure for the Task Force.
Ines Garcia - EBRC
01:11:56
thank you Marti
Jesse Yedinak (she/her) Brown SPH
01:13:58
https://preventoverdoseri.org/get-naloxone/
Karen Jeffreys
01:15:11
Can you please share the training guide with our monthly Homeless Statewide Street Outreach group?
Joshua Miller
01:15:24
RIPTA is interested in training and narcan supply for staff including drivers
Dennis Bailer
01:16:53
That's good news. we've been wanting to engage them for years
Anita Jacobson (URI)
01:17:36
We have offered to do a training and supply Narcan to RIPTA in the past - we still can uri.edu/CFRP
Alex Collins (she/her)
01:18:19
Amazing work, Sarah! Thank you so much for you and your team’s consistent efforts at reaching folks!
Dennis Bailer
01:19:00
if there's anything PWR can do assist with RIPTA let us know
Sarah Edwards
01:19:01
Thanks Alex! We appreciate you!!
Matt Collins
01:19:11
Do we know if the Narcan that is being distributed is handed out in sufficient quantity to handle fentanyl overdoses? Or are instructions given to the recipient to give people multiple doses of Narcan if no response after first does?
Gordon Smith
01:19:28
Good morning from Maine. Has RI considered having naloxone available or distributed at mass vaccination sites?
Jennifer Koziol
01:19:30
Yes, Karen. We should have the final outreach guide to share by this June. Excellent news about RIPTA, Senator Miller. Please send along a contact if you have one. I can work with Dr. Jacobsen and the Rescue WG to coordinate.
Susan Jacobsen
01:19:35
Life saving work! What are we doing to support outreach workers mental health and wellbeing? This HARD work anytime, but especially now, during COVID.
Colleen Daley Ndoye
01:19:50
Matt, we have begun giving more doses to folks who ask because we know that more doses are needed.
Sarah Edwards
01:19:53
Matt-Yes we have been increasing the amount of Narcan we give to each individual
Rachel Scagos, RIDOH
01:21:49
Matt, that's a great question that we are working to answer. Unfortunately, our race and ethnicity information in our non-fatal overdose surveillance systems is not as complete as it is for our fatal data, making it difficult to compare non fatal and fatal data for race and ethnicity.
Tommy Joyce
01:21:56
Naloxone is available at the vaccination sites facilitated by East Bay Community Action Program in the East Bay region of the state
Sarah Edwards
01:22:05
Thanks for that Susan, that is such an important point. Tommy Joyce from East Bay has created a support group for peers I believe (Tommy correct me if I'm wrong)
Anita Jacobson (URI)
01:22:20
We would like to bring our Narcan van to the rural vaccination sites - we had talked with Erin Ferguson in the past but have not yet gotten the green light
Annajane Yolken (she/her)
01:23:08
Thank you Den for sharing and all the work you do!!!
Matt Collins
01:23:09
Powerful message Denniss!
Colleen Daley Ndoye
01:23:11
Thank you Dennis and Sarah for your hard work through such a difficult time.
Michelle McKenzie
01:23:13
Thank you very much Sarah, Denniss and Jenn. Really amazing work!!
Alex Collins (she/her)
01:23:19
Thank you Denniss!
karen kaplan
01:23:39
Great work
Dennis Bailer
01:23:40
Great job Den!!
Christa Thomas-Sowers (she/her)
01:23:41
Bravo Denniss and Sarah!
Carol Hall-Walker
01:23:52
Sarah and Denniss thank you for your passion and commitment.
SAMHSA,Taylor Bryan Turner
01:24:12
Thank you, Project Weber/Renew! for all you do.
Heather Seger
01:25:14
Thank you Sarah, Denniss, and all peer outreach folks for this invaluable work
diane dufresne
01:25:39
Pawtucket would be at a loss without Weber*Renew!
Lauren Conkey
01:27:07
Hi Susan - great question. I'm sure there may be other efforts going on across the state but we can share that RICARES is receiving a RIDOH mini grant to partner with COAAST to offer a series of virtual peer workshops to CPRS. These workshops will utilize drama therapy to provide support and reduce secondary trauma. These will be starting this spring and we are happy to help spread the word!
Gordon Smith
01:27:09
Thank you for the information on the vaccination sites. We are not doing this yet in Maine but we should be and your experience will add another talking point for the two individuals I need to approve such a plan.
Colleen Daley Ndoye
01:27:51
Thank you so much Diane for your support!
Carol Hall-Walker
01:28:48
Glad to see we have diverse peer outreach people that reflect the people most impacted. Thank you.
Sarah Edwards
01:29:37
there are EMS leave behind programs
Anita Jacobson
01:30:04
we have given kits to leave behind for all RI rural police departments
Cathy Schultz
01:30:07
West Warwick Fire Stations have 24/7 Narcan at all Fire Stations
Laurie MacDougall
01:30:55
Is anyone having difficulties with hearing people speak?
Matt Collins
01:31:09
has anyone done group Narcan training? Maybe along with CPR training?
karen kaplan
01:31:45
not here, Laurie
diane dufresne
01:31:46
Yes, group training is absolutely available....good idea to pair it with CPR
Dennis Bailer
01:32:23
PWR does multiple group trainings per month. We'd love to pair with cpr
Matt Collins
01:32:26
Look are the AHA "Heart Safe Community" designation. Maybe could be a model for what we're talking about?
Tina Fratus
01:36:16
That's something to be proud of
Jason.Rhodes
01:37:41
Dr. Collins, I think modeling after Heart Safe Community is a great idea
Lauren Conkey
01:41:12
Yes Dr. Collins, great idea! RIDMAT has offered free group Narcan/AHA HeartSafe classes in the past with SURGE funding. They were incredibly well-received and popular. Something we should work to identify funding for again
Susan Jacobsen
01:41:16
Is the first responder workgroup still active? We used to host it in West Warwick and I haven't heard any update or activity in over a year.
Jonathan Goyer, Recovery Friendly Workplaces
01:46:08
Also bill S605 "Prohibits employers from conducting a background check until after a conditional employment offer is made." It's imperative to remove barriers for individuals to secure gainful employment, especially for those with prior criminal backrounds.
Carol Hall-Walker
01:46:34
We can work with the Chronic Care and Disease Management Team - Heart Disease and Stroke programs to collaborate with Drug Overdose on the Heart Safe Work in partnership with AHA.
Annajane Yolken (she/her)
01:49:09
Rep Edwards - what can we do to help support the harm reduction center legislation in the House?
lhurley
01:50:49
Thank you Senator Miller and Rep. Edwards
Susan Jacobsen
01:55:12
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/frequently-asked-questions/how-long-does-drug-addiction-treatment-usually-last
Tina Fratus
01:55:34
sounds great!
Susan Jacobsen
01:56:05
"residential or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, and treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes" NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
Monica Smith (just my name)
01:57:15
RICARES next gallery exhibit is an Overdose Prevention Site! Opening up May 14th, if you would like a tour please email us at info@ricares.org We are happy to work with the community and both Senators and Reps.
Sarah Edwards
01:57:35
Yes RICares!
Dennis Bailer
01:57:37
thank you Senators Miller and Edwards
Annajane Yolken (she/her)
01:57:45
If people want to email their lawmakers, here is a template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SZmvDTaeNvQSfcBNBXui2bVxfR81bupReVlna8AtZGM/edit
Annajane Yolken (she/her)
01:57:51
*about harm reduction centers
Sarah Edwards
01:57:55
Thank you Rep Edwards!
Colleen Daley Ndoye
01:58:04
Thank you Senator Miller and Rep Edwards!
Monica Smith (just my name)
01:58:06
Thank you for all your hardwork Rep Edwards!
Brendan Jacka (he/him)
01:58:58
Brown School of Public Health study about experiences of layperson opioid overdose responders in RI. Interview by phone and compensated for time: sites.brown.edu/taroestudy
SAMHSA,Taylor Bryan Turner
01:58:59
Thank you, RI, for your steadfast determination in naloxone distribution and education.Please see the resources below that provide training and resources to aid in this important work. https://opioidresponsenetwork.org/ProjectOverview.aspx Sara Becker’s team at Addiction Technology Transfer Center, ATTC is always ready to assist with any questions and referrals. https://attcnetwork.org/centers/new-england-attc/home
Sarah Edwards
01:59:00
Thank you Sen Miller!
Rachael - RIDOH
01:59:07
Thanks for sharing your Family Task Force event, Laurie. We will add the event on PreventOverdoseRI.org. Please share your upcoming Task Force-related events by completing this form and submit to the PORI team. Once reviewed and approved, the event will appear on PORI’s Local Events webpage. Link to form: https://bit.ly/2OTJ9m8
Brendan Jacka (he/him)
01:59:29
* https://sites.brown.edu/taroestudy/
Christa Thomas-Sowers (she/her)
01:59:30
After talking about the importance and impact of direct outreach in these communities, I think it’s also key to address how underpaid most outreach workers and peer recovery specialists are. The people directly interfacing with our communities and making the biggest inroads and utilizing their honed skills should be fairly compensated for their expertise. We need to take better care of our community champions!
Monica Smith (just my name)
01:59:37
thank you Annajane for such a clear template.
Sarah Edwards
02:02:39
Thank you, Ana!!
Melissa Bernier/Sylvie Miranda- Anchor
02:03:03
Thank you everyone!
Dennis Bailer
02:03:30
thank you Ana and everyone who attended.
Joshua Miller
02:03:46
Joshua Miller sen-miller@rilegislature.gov 401-225-7455
Monica Smith (just my name)
02:04:02
Thank you Senator Miller for your passion as well!