Model Opioid Practices

NCHA is actively engaged with state agencies, member hospitals and community leaders in addressing the growing opioid epidemic in North Carolina. NCHA is working with our partners to improve care pathways and to identify and disseminate model opioid practices for providers.

The Coalition for Model Opioids Practices in Health Systems is a partnership between the North Carolina Healthcare Association and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Within the coalition, there are three working groups: Prevention and Safe Pain Management, Health System Response, and Healthcare Worker Diversion Efforts. This collaborative work helps frame the areas of focus our health systems should be prioritizing as they move to develop best practices and tools to combat the ongoing opioid crisis in our state. Coalition members include representatives from all 130 hospitals in North Carolina, professional societies, and government agencies who are working to address the opioid crisis at a health system level.

Opioid Diversion Toolkit

The Coalition for Model Opioid Practices in Health Systems has created a Healthcare Worker Diversion Toolkit with information and best practices to prevent and respond to healthcare worker suffering with substance use disorders.

Opioid Stewardship

NCHA has resources to help health systems align their opioid stewardship strategies with the State of North Carolina and other NC partners.

Peer Support Program

The Peer Support program seeks to improve connections to ongoing treatment, recovery, and harm reduction supports for patients presenting to emergency departments with non-fatal opioid overdose. Peer support specialists or similar staff are embedded into the ED to connect patients presenting with opioid overdose to treatment, recovery, and harm reduction supports.

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