RI Prevention Center Highlights Gov. Raimondo’s Innovative Approach to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

July 19th, 2019 | News


Each year, the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC) highlights an important area of prevention work in Rhode Island by producing a short video profile. This year, RIPRC is focusing on Governor Gina Raimondo’s innovative approach to addressing the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island.

In this video profile, produced by RIPRC and the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), Governor Raimondo, Senior Advisor Tom Coderre, and others discuss the four pillars of the Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force Strategic Plan and highlight some of the work that is being done to prevent opioid use and opioid-related deaths.

The opioid overdose crisis is “the biggest public health crisis that we are facing now as a state”, and tackling this crisis is one of her top priorities, notes RI Governor Raimondo.

The RIPRC, managed by JSI, is a training and technical assistance (TTA) resource for Rhode Island substance misuse prevention providers. Our TTA is provided based on the self-identified capacity building needs of substance misuse prevention providers, and delivered in a wide range of formats. Our website is a central source for linking substance misuse providers to appropriate TTA and a current source of local information for the public.

The goal of our video profiles is to provide prevention providers, caregivers, educators, and other community members with a more thorough understanding of the Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force Strategic Plan; its reach and impact; and some of the imperative community-based work that is being done in Rhode Island to aid in opioid overdose prevention and intervention.

For more information on JSI’s training and technical assistance around substance use disorders or our video services, please email jsiinfo@jsi.com.

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