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2020 PDATF Report Card Release

The San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF) had a successful media event today to release the 2020 Report Card. The Report Card provides key data indicators measuring the scale of prescription drug, heroin, and fentanyl use and associated impacts at the local level.

This year we are excited to launch an interactive and online version of the Report Card through the LiveStories platform. Click here to view the Report Card.

Voices of Hope

In this next Voices of Hope video, Scott shares his story about his recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, and how sobriety has influenced his life.

Or watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R0EkuZCn1c

If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance use disorder, know that recovery is possible. Call for information about treatment programs at 1 (888) 724-7240 or 2-1-1.

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Take Back Day - October 24, 2020

Yesterday we had a successful press conference to release the PDATF Safe Medication Disposal Survey findings and to promote the upcoming DEA Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. These bi-annual events provide an opportunity to prevent drug misuse and overdose deaths by proper disposal of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications. Learn more about the event here.

To learn about how to dispose of your unwanted, expired, or unused prescription medications year-round, click here

National Health Education Week

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is promoting the value and role of health education specialists through a variety of webinars this week for National Health Education Week. There will be webinars through Friday, with two highlighted below.

Supporting Employee Mental Health and Well-being during COVID-19

Tomorrow, October 21st @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Learn more about Washington County’s experience and efforts promoting mental health for its employees and the larger community with an emphasis on the response to COVID-19.

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclfuytrDsvHtKT3MM2D_hoLrYLiEIH0Do4

Health Literacy: Words Matter

Thursday, October 22nd @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM

When organizations or people create and give others health information that is too difficult for them to understand, we create a health literacy problem. When we expect them to figure out health services with many unfamiliar, confusing, or even conflicting steps, we also create a health literacy problem. Even the publics with advanced education can face health literacy issues. Health literacy is important for everyone because we need to find, understand, and use health information and services.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdu-urT0vGdVIhhjAt4FtRFb8EVPtQoel

For more information, visit https://www.sophe.org/focus-areas/national-health-education-week/nhew-activities/.

 

Upcoming Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Take Back Day is coming up on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. These bi-annual events provide an opportunity to prevent drug misuse and overdose deaths by proper disposal of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications. Learn more about the event here and see the below posters for disposal sites for the upcoming event. 

To learn about how to dispose of your unwanted, expired, or unused prescription medications year-round, click here