Safe Communities MDC: To host “Stop the Overdose Epidemic Summit II” ūüóď

Contact: Alayna Husom, Safe Communities MDC

[email protected]

As a valued partner in efforts to address Dane County’s prescription drug and heroin overdose epidemic, your voice is critical to planning next steps to address this community crisis.

In January¬†2012, over 130 people attended¬†Stop the Overdose Epidemic Summit.¬† The outcome was an action plan that engaged health care organizations and providers, law enforcement,¬†harm reduction advocates, people in recovery, substance use disorder¬†treatment and mental health¬†providers,¬†family members of people struggling with addiction and first responders.¬†¬†Five years later, it’s time to touch base on collective¬†accomplishments (please see below for a summary)¬†and update our action plan.
Stop the Overdose Epidemic Summit II
Friday, November 3, 2017
American Family Insurance Training Center

8 AM – 4:30 PM


8:00 Registration and Coffee
8:30 Welcome and Overview of the Summit Agenda
8:55 Scope of the Problem РPublic Health Madison and Dane County
9:15 Anti-Stigma Presentations
10:00 Break
10:15 Evaluation of Accomplishments to Date:  Collective Impact and Ripple Effect Mapping
10:35 Reports from Partners
              Law Enforcement:  Dane County Narcotics Task Force and MARI
              Parent Addiction Network
              Health Care Task Force on Safe Opioid Prescribing
              Peer Support & Treatment Access
              African American Opioid Coalition
              Naloxone dissemination
12:00   Lunch
12:45   Breakout groups convene by focus area
              Health Care
              Treatment Access
              Harm Reduction
              Family Centered Care and Drug Endangered Children
2:00 Reconvene:  Group report outs and feedback across groups
2:45 Return to breakouts to incorporate feedback and refine action steps
3:30 Reconvene:  Report out and priority setting
4:20 Wrap up and next steps
Accomplishments of partners and collaborative effort since 2012 Summit:
  • Expanded number of¬†MedDrop¬†boxes from 2 to¬†14; ¬†over 18 tons of unused medicines¬†collected¬†since¬†2012
  • All Dane County EMS agencies and most area police departments are equipped to administer naloxone
  • 90% of¬†prescribers attending training coordinated by¬†Health¬†Care¬†Task¬†Force¬†on¬†Safe¬†Opioid¬†Prescribing¬†reported that they would change¬†prescribing¬†practices;¬† local health care systems demonstrating¬†reduction in opioid prescribing and referrals to¬†alternative pain treatments.
  • Madison Police, Public Health and partners launch Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative.
  • Chemical Dependency Consortium and Mental Health Consortium merged to create Dane County Recovery Coalition.
  • Recipient of¬†two Wisconsin pilot projects funded by CDC to:¬† 1) test innovative prescriber and patient education strategies at UnityPoint Health-Meriter, UW Health and SSM Health;¬† 2) disseminating¬†prevention programs that work via community coalitions in Oregon, Stoughton, Waunakee and Latino Children and Families Council.
  • Dane County Human Services launches Comprehensive Community Services program to help people navigate treatment systems.
  • 90% of people¬†treated for overdose and connected with ED to Recovery project are enrolling in treatment. ¬†Will expand from 2 participating¬†EDs to 4 in Fall, 2017.
  • Pregnancy2Recovery pilot¬†launched at SSM Health¬†in August, 2017.
  • Parent Addiction Network (PAN), a comprehensive web-based resource and group supports families and their loved ones facing addiction.¬† PAN website includes Spanish language and culturally competent resources developed in partnership with the Latino Children and Families Council.
  • Recovery Directory is an on-line directory of landlords and¬†employers who are welcoming to people in recovery.
  • Launched¬†African American¬†Opioid¬†Coalition aimed at addressing increasing levels of¬†opioid¬†overdose.
  • 1st Place, U.S. Conference of Mayors¬†2013¬†Safeguard My Meds Award
  • 2016¬†Safe¬†States Alliance Community Advocacy Award
  • Featured in¬†National¬†Safety Council¬†video¬†and print case studies as a model effort.