We have $1,000 left for Narcan kits.
Regina went to see Chief Campanello, from Gloucester (who was made famous last year for implementing a program where all addicts who seek help from the GPD get treatment immediately) and stated that they do narcan trainings as well.
Worcester County group – similar to SUTF, in Spencer, Bay Path, North Brookfield, East Brookfield. We have been sending representatives for 2 months.
Mini Task Force in Belchertown. Gail has been going.
Cherry Sullivan – Hampshire HOPE – on track for Year 1 goals. Identifying dentists, sports medicine and athletes, 18-24 year olds.
Rite-Aid now has a standing order for Narcan.
Increasing/focusing research on non-fatal overdoses.
Where can you reach 18-24 year olds?
- Family surveys “does anyone in your life struggle with drug and alcohol use?” Healthy Families Home Visits
- Community Action’s grant for youth at risk, Helen Franchi
Monday May 2 Belchertown Public Hearing to propose raising age of tobacco purchase to 21
Working group for grant due in June:
Valley Gives Day is moving forward – no further updates.
Update on emails/communication – BHN has begun blocking QHCC emails.
Listening group in Barre – support and skill development group.
Ed – responding to questions, more of a community conversation. Consider that.
Funding to cover cost of the dinner?
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