2nd Annual Olympic Community of Health Regional Opioid Summit

This year’s opioid summit will be on October 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. Olympic Community of Health (OCH) is expecting over 200 attendees from different organizations and counties.

The topics discussed at the summit will include the Three-County Coordinated Opioid Response Project, prevention of opioid misuse and abuse, improving access to the best practices for treatment of opioid use disorder, prevention of opioid overdose, tribal healing opioid response, the Medicaid Transformation Project, and regional data related to opioids. You can view the full agenda and speaker list here.

The Three-County Coordinated Opioid Response Project (3CCORP) is a team effort plan to address the opioid epidemic. The planning phase began in September 2016 and ended with an opioid summit in January 2017. Currently, OCH is in the process of implementing the project and part of the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP). According to OCH, the 3CCORP needs input from a broad community of stakeholders including:

  • tribal partners
  • mental health providers
  • substance use disorder providers
  • primary care providers
  • dental providers
  • public health officials
  • local health jurisdictions
  • emergency departments
  • health insurance plans
  • first responders (law enforcement, EMTs, paramedics, and fire)
  • elected officials

The Medicaid Transformation Project is underway and has been continually progressing over this year. You can view an updated project timeline here.

Interested in attending this free event or adding your input? Go ahead and register before it closes October 8th.

For more information regarding overdose prevention information, view this overdose fact sheet provided by the Center of Opioid Safety Education.