Tag: gstop

WFMY News 2: Program Takes New Approach to Fighting Overdoses in Guilford County

On March 9, 2018, Carly Flynn Morgan covered GC STOP, for WFMY News 2:  “GC STOP gives first responders and hospital personnel new tools to help addicts. Those who have overdosed will receive a recovery kit including Narcan and information about a 24-hour hotline which connects the addict to a survivor in recovery. With the addict’s permission, EMS or hospital personnel...

UNCG & Guilford County join MetroLab Network

Bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government Very excited by our partnership with Guilford County Government on important community projects including Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem‚Äč and the CHCS Eviction Diversion Research Project. UNC Greensboro and Guilford County have announced a joint agreement as the newest members of the innovative MetroLab Network,...

Focus Group Participants Needed $25

The Center for Housing and Community Studies is looking for focus group participants to review an app created by Greensboro AHEC that aims to help health providers, citizens, and first responders access information about drug treatment options in their area. The focus group discussion will take place on March 27 at 7pm, and participants will receive a $25 gift card for their time, as well as...

A Community-Engaged Response to The Opioid Problem

Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem (GCSTOP) ProgramLike many places across the U.S., Guilford County is trying to determine how to best address the opioid epidemic and stop the illicit use of prescription opioids and heroin. In 2017 alone, there were over 700 opioid overdose reversals and 100 verified opioid/heroin overdose deaths (EMS, Guilford County, 2017).The impact on health and...

UNCG GStop meets with Governor Cooper

Guilford County EMS, Caring Services, Inc., and UNCG CHCS GSTOP Navigator, Chase Holleman, had the privilege of a round table discussion with Governor Roy Cooper about the role of EMS in the opioid crisis. We mostly discussed the question, “What’s next after Naloxone?” Our program intends on answering this question through best practices that include harm...