Ed Schreiber of the Carson Center went over the details of the June 30 community dinner including menu, location, and featured speakers. (Spaghetti dinner, at town church of ware, all three county DA’s). Cherry mentioned that the resource guides will be ready and we’ve ordered double the number of resource cards we anticipated. Invite Walgreens, state reps.
Needle exchanges and access to physicians – among the things we need to work on after the dinner.
Two Narcan trainings were scheduled for the Ware area but canceled because of the unavailability of Narcan to give to the participants. Narcan is available for a copay at Walgreens. We are working on finding ways to make Narcan less expensive.
Create a working group to look into the DFC grant and other funding. Ways and Means Committee.
We will be meeting 3rd Mondays in July 20th and Aug 17th at the firehouse.
Cherry Sullivan – Allies in Recovery, new website anyone in MA has free access for families to learn how to speak with their loved ones about substance use disorder – link to it on the website
DA is having 9/25, which is a Friday, Safe Prescriber and Opioid Use Conference
6/27 – Hampshire HOPE coalition meeting (send email to QHCC as well) at CSO 8 Atwood Drive in N’hamp 1pm-3pm
Here are quick overviews of the meetings; for full minutes and agendas, see the "Minutes" tab.