Healthwise Foundation – Stuart Beckley says he believes that Healthwise is no longer interested in having a marijuana dispensary in Ware. If the ballot question passes, all towns are automatically “in” to have recreational marijuana unless they pass a town referendum to opt out.
SUTF is not permitted, as a federally funded coalition, to take a position on the ballot question.
Trying to get a Narcan training and Anonymous People showing for Palmer.
Diane wants someone to come speak to the seniors at the senior center about the ballot question – Bill Evans volunteered.
MOON Study – Maximizing Opoid Safety with Naloxone – Hampshire County has been asked to get involved in the study. Person involved would need to go through training. 3-6 month obligation to reach out to pharmacists and do a 10-15 minute intervention to teach pharmacies to use a guide how to have a conversation with people who come to buy naloxone.
Needs people who are willing to participate in this study.
Participants were instructed to pair up with someone they don’t know. Assignment: look at the job description for our full time coordinator for the Task Force under the DFC grant. Write the 3 most important qualities or attributes that the search committee should be looking for in this person. Develop interview questions that will get at those qualities.
News article –
Bill Evans - November
Kim Dion – Harm Reduction / December
Sue Lewandowski for January
Julie Britton - February
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