Governor’s Task Force Archive

Below you can find an archive of past Governor’s Task Force presentations.


August 2018
  • Truth Campaign updates
  • Community Conversation: Rhode Island’s Insurers
  • Community Conversation: Rhode Island’s Pharmacies

  • July 2018
  • Community Overdose Engagement (CODE) Summit: Review and Next Steps
  • Communities Coming Together: Rhode Island State Agency Response to the Overdose Crisis
  • DCYF: Current State / Data Regarding Families and Substance Use, Pivot to Prevention

  • June 2018
  • Increases in Rhode Island Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths: Fentanyl and Cocaine-related Deaths
  • 2018 Data Overview: Rhode Island Department of Health 48-hour Overdose Reporting System (presenter: Jennifer Farfalla, MPH)
  • Rhode Island Multidisciplinary Review of Overdose Death Evaluation (MODE) Team: May 2018 Report
  • Recovery Through Opportunity: Governor Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force
  • Rhode Island Department of Education Efforts to Address the Opioid Epidemic (presenter: Rosemary Reilly Chammat, EdD)
  • Public Awareness Campaign Overview: The Truth About Opioids

  • May 2018
  • PreventOverdoseRI: Data and Metric Overview (presenter: Brandon Marshall, PhD)
  • Prevention, Rescue, Treatment, and Recovery Strategy Work Groups: Accomplishments
  • Cross-Cutting Strategies: Substance-Exposed Newborn Task Force, First Responders Work Group, Harm Reduction Work Group, Family Task Force

  • April 2018
  • Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Development Disabilities & Hospitals: BH Link
  • The HOPE Initiative (presenter: Cpt. Matthew C. Moynihan)
  • Providence Safe Stations: Data Update (presenter: Chief Zachariah Kenyon)

  • March 2018
  • 2018 Task Force Theme: Communities Coming Together
  • Polysubstance Use in Non-Fatal Overdose Data (presenter: Tracy L. Jackson, PhD)
  • Recent Trends in Substances Found to be Contributory to Overdose in Rhode Island (presenter: Brandon Marshall, PhD)
  • Multidisciplinary Review of Drug Overdose Death Evaluation (MODE) Team: March 2018 Report (presenter: Brandon Marshall, PhD)
  • The Campaign to Change Direction (presenter: Teresa Paiva Weed)

  • February 2018
  • Rhode Island Department of Corrections Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion: Progress and Results (presenter: Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH)
  • Rhode Island Recovery Support Services (presenter: Lisa Mahoney, LCAADC, RCS)
  • RICares: Certification Process
  • Rhode Island’s Opioid Treatment Program Health Homes (presenter: Susan A. Storti, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP)

  • January 2018
  • 48-hour Overdose Reporting System Data, 2017 (presenter: Meghan McCormick, MPH)
  • Rhode Island Task Force to Support Pregnant and Parenting Families with Substance-Exposed Newborns (SEN Task Force)
  • PROJECT DOVE: Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health Through Safer Opioid Prescribing
  • The Family Task Force: Saving Lives, Ending Stigma (presenter: Lisa Conlan Lewis)

  • 2017

    December 2017
  • Progress Update: Executive Order 17-07 Taking Further Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis
  • Rhode Island’s Multidisciplinary Review of Overdose Deaths Evaluation Team (MODE): Update on Project Activities (presenter: Traci Green, PhD, MSc)
  • Opioid Addiction & Medication Assisted Treatment at Care New England
  • Community Care Alliance: Opioid Center of Excellence
  • Pain Solutions at the CODAC Centers of Excellence for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (presenter: Linda Hurley)

  • November 2017
  • Closing Health Information Gaps (presenter: Karen Sax McLoughlin)
  • Levels of Care for Rhode Island Emergency Departments and Hospitals for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder (presenter: Elizabeth Samuels, MD, MPH)
  • Tracking Overdose Metrics on PreventOverdoseRI (presenter: Brandon Marshall, PhD)

  • October 2017
  • Erasing the Stigma (presenter: Rebecca Boss, Sharon Morello)

  • September 2017
  • Naloxone Administration Data (presenter: Meghan McCormick, MPH)
  • Naloxone Community Distribution Models (presenter: Michelle McKenzie, MPH), NaloxBoxes
  • Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Education Program of Rhode Island

  • August 2017
  • 48-hour Overdose Reporting System Data (Q2) (presenter: Meghan McCormick, MPH)
  • Thundermist Local Plan to Impact Rhode Island’s Opioid Overdose Epidemic (presenter: Susan Jacobsen, MA, LMHC, CCM)
  • Overview: State Targeted Response Grant (presenter: Michelle Brophy, MS)

  • July 2017
  • Action Plan Metrics overview
  • (SRI) Work Group: Rapid Response Efforts (presenter: James McDonald, MD, MPH)
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