BCCHC is officially a
non-profit community organization!
We have successfully transitioned into our new era
as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
effective February 11, 2015!
Opioid Accountability Initiative
The Bernalillo County Opioid Accountability Initiative is
a multi-sectoral collective impact strategy to align the activities of governmental, non-profit, business and community leaders to strengthen the prevention, treatment, harm reduction (through naloxone access) and law enforcement/criminal justice system responses to the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths in Bernalillo County.
The Initiative was originally convened by the Bernalillo County Community Health Council at the request of Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins in 2012, with the first activity being to plan an Opioid Accountability Summit for September of 2013. With more than 150 public and private organizational administrators, service providers, advocates and policymakers in attendance, this successful summit served as a call-to-action for organizations involved in preventing overdose deaths in Bernalillo County. At the end of the summit, participants submitted commitment forms, acknowledging their commitment to the charge of the Opioid Accountability Initiative and their interest in one of more of the pillars of the initiative: Prevention, Treatment, Narcan and/or Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. More than 50 different organizations have committed to reducing the incidence of opioid overdose in Bernalillo County since that first summit.
After the first summit, using the names submitted, four implementation teams were formed to begin addressing the recommendations developed prior to and during the summit. These teams have been meeting regularly (mostly monthly) since that time, focused on refining their recommendations and uncovering factors for success and barriers to action.
In January 2015, a second Opioid Accountability Summit was held with 200 people in attendance.
One year later, the Initiative is now ready to move into a new phase of focused action that will transition the four teams into Strategy Groups that will meet quarterly, each with one or more Action Teams meeting monthly and working on specific objectives, reporting their progress to the full Strategy Groups at the quarterly meetings.
More information on the
OPIOID ACCOUNTABILITY INITIATIVE AVAILABLE HERE