Check out our latest newsletter highlighting information for January 2018 – March 2018.
Vision: Substance Abuse Free Ontario County
Mission: To collaboratively engage, inform and unite our communities in the reduction of substance abuse through prevention efforts
Winter 2018 Newsletter!
Happy New Year! The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County has kicked off 2018 partnering with OASAS Opioid State Response Team (STR) to provide Narcan trainings to communities around Ontario County. This life saving effort will help us educate community members about the drug epidemic gripping our region and help save arm people with the tools to prevent fatal overdoses.
We are excited to report that the Medication Drop Box Program has expanded to provide secure drop box locations at senior living facilities across the county as well as the newest public location at the Canandaigua Police Department. This program helps ensure that medication is properly disposed of through our partnership with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department, State Troopers and Covanta Niagara. In 2017, we estimate that over 5,500 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired medication. Through this program we are helping to prevent addiction, accidental poisoning and protecting the environment.
In late November, we launched a new marketing campaign in collaboration with Causewave Community Partners, Butler Till and Soucier Designs. Through this campaign, we are educating youth and young adults ages 12 – 25 about the dangers of opioid abuse. We are happy to report that over 150,000 impressions of our ad were seen on various social media platforms and a number of youth and young adults have viewed our prevention webpage to learn more about the the risk.
Thank you for your on-going support of our efforts. With each step, we continue down the road of prevention in Ontario County.
COALITION MEETING SCHEDULE:
The Coalition continues to host our monthly coalition meetings at 4pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We will be spotlighting members monthly and providing trainings on a quarterly basis.
Coalition Meeting Schedule:
January 19th at 4pm – Wood Library, Canandaigua
February 21st at 4pm – Geneva FLCC Campus
March 21st at 4pm – Wood Library, Canandaigua
Please join us!
February 1st – Addiction 101 Forum at Victor Early Childhood School at 7pm.
Learn more about the what is addiction, drug trends and how to talk to a loved one.
Prevention and treatment resources will be available.
Narcan training will be provided immediately after the forum by our Public Health colleagues.
This event is co-sponsored by the Victor Chamber of Commerce along with Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary.
See flyer for details.
Coalition members working hard at our December 20th meeting brainstorming ideas on how to sustain the coalition beyond 2019!
The newest medication drop box at the Canandaigua Police Department is open 24 hours a day in the lobby. To drop off medication after normal business hours, please use the phone located outside the main entrance and an officer will let you into the lobby – no questions asked. Pictured Tim Spry, Canandaigua Police Department
In addition to the mobile take back events, we have 16 medication drop boxes serving our community. You can drop off your medications at the above listed locations!
Thank you to Tricia Ames, Keuka College Intern, for helping out the coalition since July. Pictured providing our “Drugged, Drunk and Distracted Driving Program” at Naples High School this fall. Tricia helped create marketing materials, presented at various events, tabled throughout the county and attended a number of community meetings. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.
Monitor, Secure, Dispose (MSD) Campaign Materials
Do you have a spot to advertise our MSD Campaign Materials?
Let us know and we can drop them off to your business.
We have the following items available for display:
Medication Safety for parents and families
Pet Medication Safety
Selling Your Home – Safe Storage of Medication
Hospice Brochure – Caring for a Loved One, Disposing of Extra Medication
Funeral Home – Losing a Loved One, What to Do with Medications
– Flyers – see example above in this newsletter.
– Bookmarks that list all 16 medication drop box locations
– Key Chains
Order by contacting Petrea Rae, Coalition Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 2 weeks for orders to process and be delivered to your location.
Check out our “Get the Facts! Parent Survey” to learn more about preventing drug abuse and more specifically prescription drug misuse & abuse. Click the button below.
Thank you to our partners in Public Health and OASAS for providing Narcan Trainings at cafe and community events around the county.
Since late November, we have trained over 100 community members.
Thank you to our community partners for hosting trainings:
– Canandaigua School District at the Canandaigua Cafe (November 27th) & Staff Training (January 4th)
– Lyons Bank, Canandaigua (December 6th)
– Rushville Village Hall (December 6th)
– FLCC Geneva Campus (December 6th)
– Eastview Mall (January 4th)
– Victor Farmington Library (January 4th)
Thank you to Kate Ott, Ontario County Public Health and Lauren Bendell, OASAS STR Team for conducting the trainings throughout our community.
TAKE OUR SURVEY!
Have you seen our Monitor, Secure and Dispose (MSD) Campaign in any publications or used our take back program, if so let us know your thoughts by taking the survey by clicking the button below.
Medication Safety Course and Brochure for Parents:
– Do you work with a group of 4th – 6th graders?
– Would you like them to learn more about medication safety?
– Let us know and we will bring a brief 45 minute presentation to your organization, school, youth group or recreation program to help them better understand the importance of medication safety along with a brochure with information for parents and families.
Displays are available for our “Medication Safety Brochures for parents and families” for placement at your place of business, medical office or other location, email us and let us know how many you would like and we will deliver them within 2 weeks.
Email Petrea Rae at email@example.com to schedule a presentation or setup a display.
Are you selling your home??
Are you a realtor who works with home sellers?
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has created a new brochure reminding home sellers to secure their medication before any home showing.
If you would like copies for your realtor agency or for your personal review, please let us know!
Tabling – do you have a spot where we could raise awareness about the coalition and our efforts to prevent heroin and prescription drug abuse? Let us know.
Presentations – do you have a group that would like to learn more about our efforts? Contact us and we will send a presenter out to educate on the reality of substance abuse in Ontario County.
Contact Petrea Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an event!
Thank you to Alexa Holmes, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Intern, for joining us this Fall and helping us create amazing marketing materials and tabling at various events throughout the county. Best of luck in your future endeavors. Pictured providing education on the dangers of drugged driving utilizing the fatal vision goggles provided by Ontario County STOP DWI at Victor High School during Red Ribbon Week..
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County is an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County.