2014

-NCHRC's advocacy technical assistance contributed to Georgia's 911 Good Sam and Naloxone bill passing (HB965).

-NCHRC developed a online overdose reversal reporting system for lay people and law enforcement, the first such system in the US South.

-NCHRC staff and law enforcement allies were featured in Police Executive Research Forum's report on Heroin and overdose prevention in August, 2014.

-NCHRC was featured in the Wall Street Journal on 8/28/2014, in their main paper and audio notebook.

-NCHRC passed out over 5100 naloxone kits from 8/1/2014 to 11/30/2014, which were in turn documented reversing  208 overdoses.

-NCHRC advocacy led to the North Carolina Justice Academy, which trains NC Law Enforcement, to officially add the new harm reduction laws to their Basic Law Enforcement Training curriculum.

-NCHRC provided TA to Waynesville PD, Pineville PD, Shelby PD, Canton PD, Maggie Valley PD, Wilmington PD, Haywood County Sheriff, Chapel Hill PD, Marion PD, Hillsboro PD, Carrboro PD, Charlotte PD, Asheboro PD, Randolf County Sheriff, Gastonia PD, Gaston County Sheriff, City of Gastonia PD, McDowell County Sheriff and Pitt County Sheriff on implementing law enforcement based naloxone programs.

-NCHRC expanded the amount of people dispensing naloxone throughout North Carolina.

-NCHRC developed law enforcement friendly naloxone kits.

-NCHRC worked with USA Today to write up a story on OD Prevention and Law Enforcement.

-NCHRC was invited to present on overdose prevention advocacy at the NC State Health Directors Conference.

-NCHRC provided technical assistance to advocates in several red states (KY, FL, GA, LA) and purple states (OH) to support their efforts in advocating for a overdose prevention bills.

-NCHRC's advocay work was featured in USA today on 2/20/14.

-Worked with CBS Evening news on law enforcement and naloxone story.

-Handed out >100 naloxone kits to students across NC on NC Student Overdose Awareness Day

-Featured on NBC News for running a student overdose awareness day all around NC.

-Presented on incorporating naloxone into OTP programs at the Addiction Medicine 2014 conference for addictions doctors.

-NCHRC organized national law enforcement call ins to the several southern state's sheriff associations to get them to support 911 Good Samaritan and Naloxone laws.

-NCHRC enhanced its law enforcement advocacy team to work on inter-state harm reduction legislative advocacy.

-Got Raleigh News and Observer to do a front page story on the rise of Heroin use and the story featured NCHRC staff and people we serve.  To read the story go to: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/05/3757841/heroin-use-and-deaths-on-the-rise.html

-Advised AMTRACK Law Enforcement on working with drug users on their trains and at train stations and how to implement a law enforcement based overdose prevention program.

-NCHRC Executive Director was invited to speak at a national law enforcement conference (Police Executive Research Forum's National Summit on Illegal Drugs: Trends, Policy Changes, and the Impacts on Policing.) on law enforcement carrying naloxone that was attended by the heads of ONDCP, the DEA, the FBI and the Attorney General.

-Assisted the Pitt County Sheriff in becoming the first law enforcement department in the US South to carry naloxone.

-NCHRC is working with the Holly Springs Police Department in Georgia to become the first law enforcement department to have all its officers carry naloxone (June 2014 rollout is planned).

-NCHRC was featured in SLATE on 5/8/2014

-NCHRC equipped the officers at the Ayden Police Department with naloxone.

-NCHRC was referenced by the Bureau of Justice on 10/27/2014.