The Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition is a coalition of community organizations, stakeholders, and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds whose aim is to promote safer medication disposal, prevention efforts, and harm reduction efforts. Below is a list of key sponsers and stakeholders that help make our efforts possible.
California Opioid Safety Network: Saving Lives, Together
Opioids — either prescription medications or an illicit drug — present the most serious drug crisis the US has ever experienced. Nearly 2,000 Californians died last year from opioids, devastating families and communities across the state. All of us – doctors, pharmacists, parents, teachers, advocates, mental health providers, law enforcement, and others – have a role to play in combating this crisis. This is a network of coalitions fighting the opioid epidemic in our communities. CCCMEDS Coalition is a member. We believe that by working together, we can lower the supply of opioids, promote recovery from addiction, and prevent unnecessary deaths. The Network offers a forum for all coalitions, organizations and individuals working to combat the opioid crisis.
40 AmeriCorps VISTA Members to Work with California Opioid Safety Coalitions
AmeriCorps VISTA is recruiting and hiring up to 40 people to be placed in California opioid safety coalitions. These full-time VISTA members can support coalitions in a range of capacities, including project management, preparing materials, outreach and materials development, or other duties as defined by coalition leadership. If you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorp VISTA member, or want to help recruit VISTA members in your community, please go to the Americorps website or email email@example.com for more information.