Public Health Emergency: What now?

  Advocacy Win Although we celebrated victory after the White House public health emergency declaration, festivities were short-lived. The rift among advocates began immediately on social media, driven by pathos and politics. Many focused on the President’s off-script remarks about prevention, which were strikingly similar to the failed 80’s “just say no” campaign. Others pointed…

APNC Statement on the White House Public Health Emergency Declaration

We are grateful that the White House recognizes that we are in the grip of a public health crisis of epidemic proportions. The President’s decision to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency yesterday may help bring crucial resources to communities, improve access to services, and facilitate more efficient coordination among government agencies. We…

Full-Time Program Coordinator Position Open

APNC exist to empower our prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals to thrive in their practice. The unrelenting addiction epidemic and North Carolina’s evolving continuum of care require deliberate education and vigilant advocacy. APNC is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, leading the movement to transform NC’s systems of care into a culture that promotes wellness for individuals…

2017 APNC Fall Conference Awards

APNC members, it is your time to take advantage of the opportunity to recognize those hard working and diligent in the field. In the words of, Awards Committee Chairman Phil Mooring, “APNC is made up of the most highly skilled and dedicated professionals to be found anywhere in the nation. These awards present a unique…

2018 APNC Board Candidates

As outlined in APNC’s Bylaws, the Nominations and Elections Committee, chaired by Angela Maxwell, requested suggestions from voting members in the Jan/Feb Newsletter and put forth a slate of nominees. That slate was announced in the May/June APNC Newsletter and there was opportunity for additional nominees.

Executive Director Position Now Available at APNC

The Executive Director serves as senior operating officer, responsible for control and management of APNC operations. The Executive Director shall monitor current and long-term organizational goals; manage daily staff functions; nurture and maintain collaborative relationships at regional, state and national levels; work with the Board of Directors to ensure the growth and sustainability of the association. The Executive Director shall work in conjunction with the APNC Staff, Board of Directors, and other APNC contracted entities to carry on the work of APNC. The Executive Director shall be supervised by the organization’s Board of Director and shall be a non-voting officer of that body.

Summary of the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act

(House Bill 243/Senate Bill 175) http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H243v6.pdf “Targeted controlled substances” under the Act = Schedule II and Schedule III Opioids Targeted controlled substances are those listed in G.S. 90-90(1) & (2) and G.S. 90-91(d) Provisions for Prescribers • Limits first-time prescriptions of targeted controlled substances for acute pain to ?5 days – Exception: prescriptions following a…

Recovery Month Community Grant Opportunity

APNC invites members to apply for seed money grants to assist their agency’s 2017 September National Recovery Month public events. APNC will provide $4000 to distribute across the state to help fund activities as requested by members in that region. Since 2009, we provided seed money to fund or partially fund almost 50 events, with grant…