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California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program Now Covers Over 85% of Population

December 03, 2018

The California Opioid Safety Network at PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice has added 8 new coalitions—covering 7 counties and 1 tribe—to its statewide Accelerator Program. The addition of these new coalitions brings the total to 32 coalitions participating in the Accelerator Program, covering over 85% of the California population (almost 33 million people).

Launched in February 2018, the Accelerator Program offers expert coaching, technical assistance and networking opportunities to local opioid safety coalitions across the state of California to help strengthen their impact. 

The new coalitions include:

  • El Dorado County Opioid Coalition
  • Glenn County Alliance for Prevention (GCAP) Coalition
  • Napa Opioid Safety Coalition (NOSC)
  • Santa Barbara Fighting Back Opioid Safety Network
  • Solano Opioid Safety Coalition
  • Stanislaus County Opioid Safety Coalition
  • Trinity Opioid Safety Coalition
  • Yurok Tribe Wellness Coalition (YTWC)

 

Explore the interactive map below to view all local coalitions in the California Opioid Safety Network.

 

 

Founded by the California HealthCare Foundation, the California Opioid Safety Network is a community of coalitions working toward the shared goal of reducing opioid addiction and deaths. The Accelerator Program model works to support coalition performance improvement and strategy implementation alongside capacity development in measurement, strategic communications and sustainability planning. 

A 2017 PHI assessment of the network's original coalitions, Tackling an Epidemic, revealed that the local coalitions are having a big impact. Within one year, 90% adopted safer prescribing guidelines in emergency departments and primary care, 75% increased access to naloxone, and more than half expanded provider use of medication-assisted addiction treatment.

To learn more about opioid safety in California, get involved in a local coalition and sign up for the Network newsletter, visit www.californiaopioidsafetynetwork.org.