About

Established August 2017 

 

Our Coalition is an action oriented task force comprised of a wide variety of local agencies and organizations. The coalition meets monthly however the efforts by all participating organizations are ongoing daily.  

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Key Prevention Strategies

Safer Prescribing

Opioids are important medications and have necessary reasons for use. Our coalition is working to ensure local providers adopt and implement guidelines to protect patients, help prescribers understand the importance of safer prescribing and pain management education. 

SAfe Disposal

Our coalition actively tracks the volume of take back drugs by law enforcement that is being sent for destruction by the DEA, is working to provide knowledge to the community on safe disposal sites, expand the number of disposal sites within the county, and provides free TakeAway Envelopes for medication disposal.​ 

Medication Assisted Treatment

(MAT)

As a county with limited medical resources our coalition is working with neighboring agencies to provide immediate resources and is moving towards increasing the number of MAT providers in the county and to establish a referral system to meet the local needs.

Naloxone

Our coalition has secured grants for immediate training and distribution of naloxone to emergency responders, local agencies, organizations, and community members to provide life saving measures to the if needed.

Outreach

Our coalition strives to provide educational information to the local community to promote safe disposal, decrease opioid misuse. We give presentations to youth, organizations, businesses, agencies, Spanish speaking community members, parents, caregivers, and anyone wanting information. 

Stakeholders

AmeriCorps 

Board of Supervisors
Board of Education 

Bright Future Recovery
California Department of Public Health 

California Health Care Foundation 

California Opioid Safety Network  

Center for Care Innovations

Community FoodBank of Hollister
Community Foundation of San Benito County 

County of San Benito Probation
Emergency Medical Services
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Pharmacy

Integrated Waste Management

Local Health Care Providers 

Health Trust

Hollister Police Department 

Hollister School District 

H.O.M.E.
Migrant Center
Local Public Health Pharmacists Work Group
SafeKids  

San Benito County Behavioral Health
San Benito County Human Health & Services Agency

San Benito County Office of Education
San Benito County Probation 

San Benito County Public Health Services
San Benito County Sheriff’s Office
San Benito Health Foundation
San Benito High School
Sun Street Centers
Valley Health Associates
Whole Person Care

Last Updated: 10/12/2020

©2020 by San Benito County Opioid Task Force