The Power of Putnam Coalition had determined through a county-wide survey that there was a lack of opioid information among prescribers within their county. The coalition set to work on deciding how best to assist local providers in learning more about opioids, the importance of accurate prescribing and the science behind addiction. They chose to host seminars focused on providers, and even went the extra mile to get continuing education credits for anyone who attended their seminars. The seminars became so popular that Power of Putnam began opening them up to the public and assisting other county coalitions by cohosting seminars with other counties.
Power of Putnam Coalition:
Power of Putnam (POP) is a coalition of educators and other community leaders who are concerned about the issue of substance abuse in Putnam County. POP seeks to unite the community in the development and implementation of strategies to prevent and lessen the progression of substance abuse.