“Be Opioid Aware” is a campaign to raise community awareness around opioid safety in an effort to reduce overdoses, emergency room visits, and drug addiction.
This campaign is produced by Qsource (a partner in atom Alliance) in collaboration with the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition.
More about Qsource and atom Alliance
atom Alliance is working on a Special Innovation Project (SIP) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The purpose of the project is to work collaboratively with IU Hospital Frankfort and physicians in Clinton County Indiana to decrease opioid use.
atom Alliance works with physicians and community advocates in Clinton County to implement proven interventions and educate prescribers on opioid misuse. Education for patients in the community will be offered to share alternatives to opioid medication for chronic pain management.
Contact Cheryl Riddell, RN at CRiddell@qsource.org, Project Lead, for more information.
More about the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition
The Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition was formed in 2006. The coalition is a partnership of healthcare providers, service care providers, educators and community leaders who are interested in addressing issues of health in Clinton County community.
The coalition is committed to making permanent changes by encouraging policy, systems and environmental changes. The Community Action Plan, developed after receiving funds from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) includes initiatives to increase physical activity, provide better access to healthy foods, provide nutrition education, the creation of new wellness policies in schools and worksites, reduce the use of tobacco and reach non-English speakers.
This material was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network- Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama under a contract with the CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 18.INS1.03.005