The Prescribe Safe initiative works to:
Prescribe Safe Initiative
Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative, a collaborative of more than 35 local business and agencies, has been addressing the opioid addiction problem since 2014. By 2018, Monterey County had improved to have the second-lowest opioid-related death rate of any county in California. But, in the last several years, counterfeit medications have entered the market, many with a toxic or lethal dose of fentanyl, causing a staggering increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Prescribe Safe aims to save and improve lives by helping to prevent and address addiction.
Opioid Care Honor Roll recipient
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula received a “Superior Performance” designation, the highest award, in Cal Hospital Compare’s Opioid Care Honor Roll program. Cal Hospital Compare, a nonprofit organization providing Californians with objective performance ratings for more than a decade, recognizes this program with the goal to increase access to addiction treatment for hospitalized patients and reduce opioid-related deaths. Read more.