Tri-County Opioid Safety Coalition: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties

 Mission

Decrease opioid misuse and harms by coordinating the efforts of public health, medical, behavioral health, payer, and patient communities.

 

Outcomes

Decrease harms and overdose deaths from opioids in the Tri-County Region.

Improve the quality of life for people with chronic pain in the Tri-County region.

Improve the quality of life for people with opioid use disorder in the Tri-County Region.

 

Domains

Access to Pain Care Increase access to best-practice (and biopsychosocially informed) non-pharmacological care for pain through expanding treatment availability and payment for services.
Public Awareness  

Support statewide and regional public education efforts on the biopsychosocial pain model, risks of opioid use, non-pharmacological pain treatment, naloxone, medication disposal and storage, and medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.

 

Access to Treatment & Recovery

Improve access to services by identifying those in need and providing timely services including medication assisted treatment (MAT) and social support.
Clinician & Patient Education  

Support statewide and regional clinician education efforts on safer opioid prescribing, the  biopsychosocial pain model, risks of opioid use, efficacy of non-pharmacological pain treatment, naloxone, medication disposal and storage for patients, and medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.

Prescribing  

Support statewide efforts to promote and implement safe-prescribing practices.

Monitoring Impact  

Work across systems to identify data to monitor short-term and long-term trends of opioid related deaths, overdose, and overdose reversals; opioid prescribing and use of the PDMP; medication disposal and storage efforts; clinician/provider and public education efforts; MAT utilization; and pain care utilization

 

Naloxone

 

Expand naloxone availability to those at risk of overdose and those likely to witness an overdose.
Safe Disposal & Storage  

Increase access to medication disposal programs at pharmacies and promote the use of these programs through public and clinician/patient education.

 

Contact Us

For more information or to get involved, contact Chris Sorvari (christine.e.sorvari@multco.us) or Tyler Swift (tyler.swift@multco.us).