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Morrison County assembled a broad coalition of county and community leaders to educate the public and increase communication across sectors to reduce opiate addiction. The program has improved communication between law enforcement, social service professionals, and medical providers resulting in a reduction of opioid prescriptions, an increase in unused medications being turned in, and an increase in individuals seeking and receiving treatment for addiction. The Morrison County model has been recognized across the nation as a best practices model for addressing the challenges associated with substance abuse disorders.
The Farm Town Strong program is a collaboration between the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union. The program aims to raise awareness of the opioid crisis' impact on farming communities and provide resources and information to help farm communities and encourage farmer-to-farmer support.
The First Steps to Healthy Babies project is a partnership between Sanford Health, Red Lake Family and Children's Services, and Beltrami County Health and Human Services. The program provides intensive case management that aims to end prenatal substance abuse and encourage healthy sober living through supportive, relationships, education, and health services.
This logic model from Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Community Health Services outlines steps to address opioid abuse including policy development, community education, and preventative measures.
Anoka County's Chemical Health and Heroin Initiative operates three programs that provide substance use disorder education and preventative programming.
Wright County public health in partnership with health care organizations, law enforcement, and other partners is piloting several projects to address opioid over prescribing, misuse and abuse of prescription medications, lack of education surrounding dependence, and lack of addiction and recovery options.
South Country's opiate case management program connects with individuals who are newly prescribed opiates for pain management and provides them with education on safe storage, safe disposal, and pain management alternatives.
St. Louis County's Substance Abuse Prevent and Intervention Initiative provides county residents with a wide array of prevention and intervention services including: community education and outreach, professional development and training, consultation services, and school focused prevention. The initiative offers SBIRT training (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment), an evidenced-based public health approach to identification and intervention with individuals struggling with or at risk of developing a substance abuse disorder.
The Recovery Corps program provides one-to-one peer support and helps participants access a spectrum of resources ranging from family support to housing and job assistance. Recovery Corps is a statewide program that was launched by AmeriCorps.
The Minnesota Department of Health's opioid dashboard is a one-stop shop for all statewide data related to opioid use, misuse, and overdose death prevention. The dashboard shares Minnesota data on overdose deaths, non-fatal overdoes, substance use disorders, and prescription practices. The dashboard also features analysis on opiates and substance use disorders.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation has partnered with Prairie Public Broadcast, Bell Banks and Dakota Medical Foundation to produce a 30-minute North Dakota state-based documentary. The documentary spotlights some of the most important things North Dakota opioid users, affected families, health care professionals, educators, businesses and community members need to know upfront about the opioid epidemic, but most importantly how they can drive action in helping to solve the problem.
This report is the product of a joint taskforce of the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities. The report provides data on the crisis, recommendations for local leaders, and recommendations for state and federal leaders.
Presentation by Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney, at the 2015 AMC Annual Conference
This webinar provides an overview of the county role in emergency communications, including Interoperability, 911 Service and Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER).
This webinar guides you through an overview of the county role in delivery of probation services in Minnesota.
Minnesota has three correctional delivery systems: Minnesota Department of Corrections, Community Corrections Act, and County Probation Officers. This fact sheet briefly describes each system and identifies which system is used by each county.
This PowerPoint reviews the three correctional delivery systems and their funding sources. It outlines the process counties use to decide which system to implement.