SPF-Rx Strategic Prevention Framework – Prescription Opioids

The acronym stands for the Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Opioids. The Strategic Prevention Framework is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) model designed to organize a community-based approach to engage in a public health issue facing a community. In this case the issue is the opioid overdose epidemic.

SPFRx engages community to help reduce opioid overdose by:

1) Reducing Retail Access to opioids by encouraging safe opioid prescribing practices and continued medical education opportunities for prescribing providers

2) Reducing Social Access by educating the community on safe opioid storage utilizing lock boxes and the safe disposal of opioids using Deterra (check spelling) bags and participating in Drug Take Back Days, and communicating the dangers of sharing of medications.

Monthly meetings of the SPFRx coalition take place the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2:30 PM. If you’d like to get involved please contact Christine Mintz at cmintz@bchealthcouncil.org.

See prevention materials (provider guide, parent guide, patient checklist) at: https://littlethingsnm.org/