Eastern Oregon Opioid Solutions
GOBHI is engaged in an ongoing, collaborative initiative addressing the opioid crisis in Eastern Oregon and supporting the distribution of naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug, to members of the general public, and community partners.
GOBHI’s Eastern Oregon Opioid Solutions (EOOS) initiative seeks to leverage state and federal funding to address this challenge.
All people at risk for or affected by substance use and its associated trauma can reduce their emotional and physical suffering and step into a safe and welcoming journey to wellness.
EOOS is an interdisciplinary team representing social work, human services, clinical services, and law enforcement. This team seeks to form meaningful relationships with various stakeholders across the region in an effort to implement several evidence-based strategies for addressing addiction and preventing overdose.
We can bulk purchase or provide individual kits for nasal Narcan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering.
We can host education sessions to train people in how to use Naloxone. We’ll also be helping oversee a statewide learning collaborative examining best practices in medication assisted treatment and other evidence-based practices for addressing addiction and preventing overdose.
Introductions and connections
We can help connect the contact to other stakeholders and community similarly interested in this work.
We can work with the contact to strengthen their existing policies or infrastructure.
Oregon Health Authority resources:
Opioid Data Dashboard with county level data on controlled substance prescribing and drug overdose health outcomes.
Training on Lifesaving Treatment Protocols with videos and written protocols on administering lifesaving treatment for opioid overdose, allergic reaction, and adrenal crisis.
Syringe Services Program with a list of syringe and needle exchange programs that are available throughout Oregon.