2013


-Advocacy led to passing of a Republican partial syringe decriminalization bill called HB 850 (the first in the South).

-Advocacy led to passing of a Republican naloxone access, alcohol amnesty and 911 good sam bill called SB 20 (this bill was the first such combo bill in the South and the first Republican version of this bill in the US).
-Advocacy led to the introduction of a full syringe decrim bill called HB 481.
-Advocacy led to support of “Child Fatality Task Force” for SB 20.
-Advocacy led to Sherriff Association support on SB 20 and HB 850.
-NCHRC won the trust of Legislators on both sides of the isle.
-NCHRC was able to get Sen. Allran (R) and Sen. Bingham (R) to do a legislative welcome at our OD prevention summit.

-NCHRC was recognized for best grassroots campaign of the year at ADAP Awards.

-NCHRC’s Tessie Castillo was awarded a Hufington Post Column.

-NCHRC’s Tessie Castillo was awarded regular articles on “the fix.”

-NCHRC’s Tessie Castillo was awarded regular AlterNet articles.

-NCHRC found and hired a doctor to write standing orders for naloxone and 3cc syringes.  This standing order was the first such standing order for a community based program in the US South.

-Maintained all key staff, board and consultants.

-Increased media coverage and productivity for 4 straight year.

-Started three user groups to address user health issues in NC (Charlotte, Hendersonville and Greensboro).

-Maintained trans support group in the triangle that linked transgender people with syringes and support services.

-Completed year of data collection on law enforcement attitudes survey, which identified that 84% of NC officers want syringes decriminalized.

-Agency viewed as a national resource on 911 Good Samairtan, Naloxone and syringe advocacy.

-NCHRC was invited and successful ran a presentation at the "CIT Law Enforcement Conference."

-Advocacy led to the NC Legislature not cutting all the funding for NC's three Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs).

-Advocacy led to SB 20 and HB 850 being included in the 2014 NC Justice Academy curriculum for law enforcement.   The NC Justice Academy is responsible for Law Enforecement continuing education, which every officer in NC must complete each year.

-Advocacy led the NC Prison Books program to include info on SB20/HB850 with every book they mail out to a prisoner in NC -- roughly about 100 a month.

-NCHRC Board President got the Orange County Health Department to start a OD prevention program and distribute naloxone and syringes.

-OD Advocacy Events/Meetings: 82 Events, 1270 contacts

-OD Legislative Calls and Visits: 324 Events, 768 Contacts

-Syringe Advocacy Event/Meeting: 107 Events, 1271 Contacts

-Syringe Legislative Calls and Visits: 329 Events, 696 Contacts

-Harm Reduction Meetings and Advocacy: 264 Events, 1932 Contacts

-Media Articles: 327

-Reporter Conversations and Pitches: 447

-Law Enforcement Work: 165 Trainings and meetings, reaching 787 officers

-Medical Doctor Discussions on incorporating Naloxone and OD Prevention: 69 Events reaching 361 Doctors

 

DIRECT SERVICE

-Outreach: 187 sessions reaching 7350 people

-HIV Testing: 2 events, 2 test, 0 poz

-HCV Testing: 11 events, 84 tests, 16 poz, 19% serpositivity

-Harm Reduction Education: 55 Events, 1609 people trained

-HCV Training: 35 events, 1099 people reached

-OD Prevention: 114 events, 3581 people reached

-Harm Reduction Support Groups: 64 groups, 469 people