North Carolina is poised to received $1.5 billion from a series of national opioid settlements with 85% of funds going directly to local communities. In collaboration with the Center for the Business of Health, NCGrowth is a convening community conversation in Robeson County on February 15, 2024, at the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub 202 Main Street, Pembroke, NC, 28372, from1:00pm – 4:00pm and is open to the public (registration link below). The community conversations aim to stimulate a cross collaborative exchange between local stakeholders of clinicians, counselors, health professionals, local government officials, and workers in treatment and prevention. In addition, the immersive meetings are expected to provide participants with a forum to discuss local challenges, potential strategies, and perspectives on the opioid crisis and funding distribution, as well as offer a conducive environment for communities to forge and discuss a strategic approach to the crisis. Lastly, these meetings will also serve as a conduit to document successful practices and strategies across the state, building a strategic framework for the design of a comprehensive policy playbook that incorporates the diverse viewpoints of those directly affected by the opioid crisis. Our first opioid settlement community conversations were held in Winston Salem in January. Addition events are forthcoming in the Craven/Carteret/Pembroke region and in Western, North Carolina in the coming weeks.
Register here for the Feb 15th event in Pembroke, NC.
To learn more about the project, please contact Dr. Darlene Deberry (919) 697-3342