ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ONGOING INITIATIVES
We raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for policy changes and programs that will have a positive impact on ending the opioid crisis.
A national advocacy non-profit organization
Working to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around substance use disorders and advocate for policy change to improve treatment options.
Produced awareness video series “People Not Addicts” with over 50k hits each showing loved ones lost to an overdose to reduce the stigma and educate the public about the epidemic.
Hosted Naloxone Community trainings in Windsor, Binghamton, Oxford, Norwich, Sidney and Hancock, NY training over 500 people trained.
Hosted over 120 officials, administrators, treatment professionals, judges, lawyers and police officers at an event where Chief Campenello presented the Gloucester Initiative (see PAARI).
Hosted an Awareness through Art Event during First Friday Sept. 2015 in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day where 20 artists produced street art works in honor of those lost in Broome County.
Cast a projection of a film of over 100 loved ones lost to an overdose at the top of the Federal Building in Binghamton NY during the LUMA Festival.
Worked with the Town of Dickinson, Broome County, the Village of Cooperstown and the Town of Oxford to have them commit to PAARI – Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative.
Assisted and crowdsourced funds to help multiple families in getting their loved ones into treatment.
Assisted multiple families in advocating for their loved one to be transferred from jail to treatment.
Provided Awareness Events or presented at Awareness events in Binghamton, NY 9/15, Greene, NY 11/15, at Binghamton University in 11/15, Oxford, NY 1/16, Hancock, NY 2/16, Endicott, NY 2/16, Afton, NY 3/16 and Endwell, NY 3/16.
Facing Addiction Mobilizing Partner, 2015.
Attended FEDup Rally, Washington, DC 10/15.
Attended Unite to Face Addiction Rally Washington, DC 10/15.
Attended the National Council for Behavioral Health Capitol Hill Day Conference 10/15.
Lobbied on Capitol Hill 10/15 for Health Care Reforms to address mental health and addiction.
Caused addiction and treatment to be major topic in local Broome County and State Senate elections 2015.
Partners in PAARI since August, 2015.
Two directors of Truth Pharm serving on State Senator’s Heroin Task Force Advisory Committee.
Partners in Cooperstown Village Police Angel Program first police station to implement program in New York in 11/15.
Presented program to Greene High School Assembly 11/15.
Provided program to Broome County Correctional Facility for addiction treatment for inmates. Helped them secure free Vivitrol for inmates.
Produced 12 Days of Christmas Truths an online awareness campaign viewed by over 70,000 people.
Implemented Community Response Action Plan in Hancock, NY in 2016.
Featured in multiple special in-depth news shows in upstate New York to raise awareness regarding the epidemic.
Trained 45 Angels 2/16 in Oxford, NY for Oxford Police Road to Recovery Initiative.
Selected to provide Oral Testimony for Senate Majority Heroin Task Force Public Forum in Penn Yan 2/16.
Presented to Chenango County Heroin Task Force 3/16.
Interviewed by Susan Arbetter on the Capitol Press Report 3/16.
Article by Alexis Pleus featured in The Fix 3/16.
Provide weekly “Noteworthy News” segment for Kingfisher Radio Project.
PAARI program development for Cooperstown and Oxford police departments.
Working to education first responder agencies on the process to becoming naloxone carrying registered agencies.
Serve on Tioga County’s Opioid Task Force.
Implementing Community Response Action Plans: Oxford, Greene and Sherburne-Earlville.
Lobby for health care reforms in Washington, DC and Albany, NY
Lobbying in Albany, NY for Spring Session 2016, have met with over 25 Senators and Assemblymen and have successfully gotten 10 additional co-sponsors on a bill requiring insurers to pay for 90 days of treatment.
Working with Assemblyman Cliff Crouch’s office to develop legislation to require all EMS responders in New York to carry Naloxone.
Developing policy for Broome County Epidemic Response.
National Council for Behavioral Health Ambassador.
Assigned to Facing Addiction National Action Committee.
Monthly Community Open Ed meetings.