OD Free Marin’s Action Teams

Equity Action Team

  • Ensure recruitment and retention practices yield representation from all communities that OD Free Marin serves, including in leadership and membership for OD Free Marin by 12/31/23.
  • Offer Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training to OD Free volunteers, partner leaders, and staff to improve the quality of services by 6/30/23.
  • Build on OD Free Marin’s messaging and strategies for integration into community partner’s communications pathways by 3/31/23.
  • Address and develop specific outreach strategies for populations disproportionately affected by substance use disorders and historically marginalized in Marin through collaborations with community partners by 6/30/23. (voted #1 at the Summit outbreak)

Equity Action Team evolved from the work of the Racial Health Equity committee of RxSafe Marin. OD Free will participate in trainings on diversity, equity, and inclusion and receive guidance to ensure under-represented and vulnerable communities are served equitably.

Education and Outreach

  • By June, reinvigorate Speakers Bureau to include partnerships with at least five local organizations and/or qualified individuals to add expertise and knowledge.
  • By December, the OD Free Marin’s Speakers Bureau and/or naloxone outreach coordinator will have presented to at least ten community groups, five of which are underserved communities and/or youth groups.
  • Ensure that all materials are accessible to audiences throughout Marin (language and other accessibility needs).
  • During the months of April and October, facilitate Drug Take Back campaigns to reach all communities across Marin.
  • By June, develop communication plan including monthly messaging and special events collaborating with Action Teams to amplify their work.
  • Collaborate with Youth Action Team (YAT) and the Marin Prevention Network (MPN) to develop youth-specific materials—particularly for social media—about fentanyl poisoning.
  • Monthly, commit to one in-person educational outreach event in the community.

The Education and Outreach action team focuses on spreading awareness of the overdose crisis in the broader community. This includes planning and implementing awareness campaigns and amplifying the work of the other teams. Members also host informational presentations and Narcan® trainings.

Youth Action Team

  • Table at 6 community events, distribute Naloxone and provide trainings, and conduct CTL outreach
  • Create an ODFree Marin youth data dashboard with select youth-specific metrics and demographics related to OUD and health equity
  • Develop and launch a youth wellness campaign that provides high level messaging about substance use and mental health support resources available for Marin County youth
  • Continue to support Crisis Text Line’s licensing, promotion and Spanish language access
  • Partner with the BHRS, MCOE and Marin 9 to 25 to develop a youth-driven resource guide, including the design of the online and print version, as well as printing and distribution, through the Fentanyl Event and Call to Action Wellness Action Team
  • Support the Caring Cards program through printing, outreach and distribution
  • From Jan-May, help promote, sponsor, and table at the Mental Health Art and Film Showcase
  • Support the printing and distribution of the Let’s Talk booklet
  • Over the next 3 months, recruit additional 5 youth aged 12-25 to participate in ODF Marin Youth Action Team and collaborate with other youth teams
  • Over the next 12 months, report out on monthly progress of Marin YOR 3 project and solicit feedback on project activities and outreach

The Youth Action Team is dedicated to serving young people and uplifting the youth voice. The team is led by youth and adult allies seeking to reduce opioid misuse through prevention, harm reduction and treatment in Marin County.

Intervention, Treatment and Recovery

  • By December, at least 25% of Marin Medi-Cal beneficiaries will have a treatment encounter within 30 days following a non-fatal overdose
  • By December, there will be an equitable distribution of Marin Medi-Cal beneficiaries having a treatment encounter within 30 days following a non-fatal overdose when disaggregated by race/ethnicity and primary language.
  • By December, there will be five additional avenues in Marin County that provide Narcan® (naloxone) free of charge.
  • By December, there will be a 5% increase the percentage of Medi-Cal beneficiaries that initiate Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD).
  • By December, there will be an equitable increase the percentage of Medi-Cal beneficiaries that initiate Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) when stratified by race/ethnicity.
  • By December, of Marin Medi-Cal beneficiaries prescribed Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD), at least 25% will engage in continuous (180+ days) MOUD services.

The Intervention, Treatment and Recovery action team is focused on preventing overdose through: increasing access to and availability of treatment services; boosting client, provider and community awareness of resources; outreach to overdose survivors; and Narcan® distribution.

Justice System

The Justice System action team recognizes persons who use drugs often touch the criminal justice system. The team will partner with all branches of public safety and justice to enhance programs to protect those at risk.

Diagram of OD Free Marin's 5 Action teams

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