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Established August 2017 

Our Coalition is an action oriented task force comprised of a wide variety of local agencies and organizations. The coalition meets every other month 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

Improper disposal of medication and sharps poses serious health and safety threats, including potential for misuse and abuse of expired or no longer needed medications. Our coalition partners work hard to help the community know how to dispose of medications safely. There are several medication  disposal sites throughout the county, Take Away envelopes, and DEA Take Back Days.  

Medication Assisted Treatment


As a county with limited medical resources our coalition is working with neighboring and internal 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.



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.


Education and awareness are key to prevention and treatment. Our coalition strives to provide information throughout our community to increase awareness of opioid and substance use, Narcan, safe disposal, treatment and support resources.  We give presentations througout our community to various agencies,   organizations,businesses,  youth, parents, caregivers, community members, Spanish speaking community members, and anyone wanting information. 



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 

Migrant Center
Local Public Health Pharmacists Work Group

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

Youth Allaince 

Youth Recover Connections

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