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1 DRUG TAKE-BACK TOOLKIT What coalitions are saying: This is a great Toolkit for newcomers and seasoned coalitions. It is a nice refresher on what was done the last time. This Toolkit is a major timesaver, with its templates, sample language, and suggested strategies. A user-friendly guide that provides a step-by-step direction from beginning to end. CADCA/C.A.R.E.S. Alliance Focus Group Participants To learn more visit:

2 INDEX C.A.R.E.S. Alliance Drug Take-Back Day Toolkit Introduction... 1 Drug Take-Back Toolkit Tested by Coalitions... 2 Role of the Event Organizer: Planning Your Event... 3 Law Enforcement Participation... 4 Pharmacy Participation... 5 Pharmacy Participation (Continued)... 6 Community Outreach Community Outreach Call Tips and Template... 8 Signage... 9 Template and Example - For Flyer and/or Radio Spot Working with Media to Publicize Your Event Pitch and Media Advisory Templates Press Release Template Press Release Example Press Release Example (Continued) Day of Event Tips Exit Survey Templates (English and Spanish) Checklist (Roles, Reponsibilities, and Equipment) Contact List

3 C.A.R.E.S. ALLIANCE DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOOLKIT INTRODUCTION C.A.R.E.S. ALLIANCE DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOOLKIT Prescription drug abuse is the nation s fastest-growing drug problem. To address the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs, community organizations, public health entities and law enforcement are Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug collaborating to host drug take-back programs. These problem. To address the abuse and misuse of prescription drug disposal programs are a good way to remove drugs, community organizations, public health entities and expired, law enforcement unwanted are or collaborating unused medicines to host drug from take-back the home programs. and reduce These drug the disposal chance programs that someone are a good may way to accidentally remove expired, or intentionally unwanted or unused take the medicines medicine. from the home and reduce the chance that someone may Some accidentally drug take-back or intentionally programs take the include medicine. secure drop-off boxes, such as National Association of Some drug take-back programs include secure drop-off Drug boxes, Diversion such as Investigators National Association (NADDI) of Drug Rx Diversion Drug Drop Investigators Box, as well (NADDI) as mail-in Rx Drug medication Drop Box, as returns. well as mail-in There medication are also returns. large There nationwide are also large efforts nationwide such as efforts the such as the Drug Enforcement Administration s (DEA s) Drug Enforcement Administration s (DEA s) National National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days that occur Prescription approximately Drug every Take-Back six months Days at thousands that occur of locations approximately nationwide. every six months at thousands of locations nationwide. Drug Take-back Toolkit If there is not already a disposal program in your community, you can host a drug take-back day, partnering with law enforcement to ensure that medicines are collected and disposed of properly. Drug Take-back Toolkit If there is not already a disposal program in your community, you can host a drug take-back day, partnering with law enforcement to ensure that medicines are collected and disposed of properly. To help you plan and organize your own drug take-back day, the Collaborating and Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Alliance SM developed To help you plan and organize your own drug take-back day, the Collaborating and Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Alliance SM developed this online toolkit to provide guidance and best this online toolkit to provide guidance and best practices learned from previous events. You ll find the essentials of planning a drug take-back day How to partner with law enforcement outlined in this toolkit, including: Your roles and responsibilities as an event organizer How to partner Engaging with law the enforcement community Working with a pharmacy to host the event Engaging the community Conducting media outreach Developing promotional materials/signage Conducting Exit media survey outreach Day-of event Planning tips and equipment checklist Focus on Community These materials Focus can on be Community customized for use in any local community. Materials provided in this toolkit include event planning instructions and template materials you can customize to engage partners and promote your event. This toolkit has been vetted by community leaders with experience organizing these About the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance can customize to engage efforts. The About C.A.R.E.S. the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance is Alliance a coalition SM of national patient safety, provider and drug Talk to Us You may have questions as you national diversion patient organizations safety, provider focused and on delve into this issue, and we also drug reducing diversion opioid organizations pain medication focused abuse welcome feedback on the toolkit. on and reducing increasing opioid responsible pain medication prescribing Please these feel efforts. free to contact us at habits. abuse It and was increasing created by responsible Mallinckrodt, the pharmaceuticals business of actus.aspx. Talk to Us prescribing habits. It was created Covidien, by Mallinckrodt to ensure to help the safe ensure use the of all opioid medications by collaboratively safe use of all opioid medications by developing and sharing tools and resources for all stakeholders. The C.A.R.E.S. Alliance is a coalition of collaboratively developing and sharing tools and resources for all stakeholders. C.A.R.E.S. Alliance is a service mark of Mallinckrodt LLC. C.A.R.E.S. Alliance is a service mark of Mallinckrodt LLC practices learned from previous events. You ll find the essentials of planning a drug take-back day outlined in this toolkit, including: Your roles and responsibilities as an event organizer Working with a pharmacy to host the event Developing promotional materials/signage Contact list These materials can be customized for use in any local community. Materials provided in this toolkit include event planning instructions and template materials you partners and promote your event. This toolkit has been vetted by community leaders with experience organizing You may have questions as you delve into this issue, and we also welcome feedback on the toolkit. Please feel free to contact us at org/contactus.aspx. 1 1

4 DRUG TAKE-BACK TOOLKIT TESTED BY COALITIONS During the Spring of 2013 the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance SM Drug Take-Back Toolkit was field tested by seven coalitions across the nation. These coalitions are members of a C.A.R.E.S. Alliance collaborating organization Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Following the drug take-back events CADCA hosted a focus group to gather coalition member feedback: Efficacy of coalition take-back efforts and how the Toolkit helped them Confirmation on what Toolkit pieces were mission-critical and which were not Ideas for additional tips to increase tips to increase Toolkit effectiveness These best practices have been incorporated into the Drug Take-Back Toolkit for future take-back activities. 2

5 ROLE OF THE EVENT ORGANIZER: PLANNING YOUR EVENT Thank you for helping make your community safer by reducing the amount of unwanted and no longer needed medicines in homes, thus reducing the possibility of prescription pain medicine misuse and abuse. Proper disposal of medicines through drug take-back events (as opposed to flushing or trashing) helps to prevent excess amounts of trace pharmaceuticals in our water tables according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Right at the Start As an event organizer you can make a difference by: Planning your event with law enforcement (this is legally required, promotes the safety of the event and ensures that no drugs get diverted) Seeking support from your local law enforcement office is key for an ongoing program or hosting multiple events in your community; in some cases a letter can be obtained to assist with gaining the support of local law enforcement for multiple events Know your demographics Selecting the site(s) Arranging for staff and volunteer support (community volunteers, pharmacy staff, representatives from sponsoring organization, etc.) Making disposal arrangements (coordinate with law enforcement and hazardous waste company) Determining site set-up Determining what will be collected (will you accept sharps (needles), liquids, gels, thermometers, etc.?) Securing equipment and supplies Promoting the event broadly throughout the community Event Planning Start your planning early, ideally 2-3 months in advance» Consider creating a planning calendar» Urban or larger communities may take more time to plan Involve others in the community such as volunteers, service groups, pharmacies and health related organizations Reach out to local businesses for donated supplies, for example plastic bins, tables, trash bags, scale, promotional materials Make copies of exit survey Remember that this is an opportunity to both collect medicines and increase awareness in your community about the safe disposal of medications and the impact this may have on prescription drug abuse» Check to see if your area has a permanent drop box to advertise the day of the event Tying these events to a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is important but not mission critical Take advantage of additional tools and resources, including:» American Medicine Chest» Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America s Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit: From Awareness to Action» Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Drug Diversion» Drug Take-Back Network» Guide to Starting a Drug Take-Back Program or Event (videos)» Policy Impact: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses» Project Drug Drop» University of Illinois: Setting Up a Medicine Collection Event or Program Helpful Hints from Coalitions Add more planning time depending on site/ demographics of your community, as well as the strength of your stakeholder relationships Host a Town Hall on prescription drug abuse prevention prior to, or during your take-back event to help educate the community about this issue Recruit new partners including hospitals, clinics, senior centers, colleges and universities, businesses, and religious organizations Promote the event, as well as the presence of drop boxes at health fairs, prevention conferences, and other community events Create flyers and other promotional materials that contain local data, and disseminate this collateral to doctors offices and other prescribers Post Event Send thank yous to participants and share take-back results Remind community to keep medicines in a safe place and, if you are not using medicines get rid of them 3

6 LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTICIPATION LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTICIPATION Engaging local law enforcement officials should be the first step in your event planning. In most states, Engaging local law enforcement officials should be the first step in your event planning. In most states, holding a drug take-back day requires the participation of law enforcement including staffing the event, holding a drug take-back day requires the participation of law enforcement including staffing the event, taking taking physical physical possession possession of the of medications the medications and being and responsible being responsible for safe disposal. for safe Working disposal. with Working local law with local enforcement law enforcement is often easiest is often as easiest they have as the they resources have the and resources expertise and to properly expertise destroy to properly collected destroy medicines. collected Logistics medicines. for destruction Logistics may for or destruction may not include may or the may cataloging not include of any the controlled cataloging substances of any controlled obtained. substances obtained. How to Ask Local Law Enforcement to Participate Research specific roles/responsibilities of people within the department. Focus your attention on the individual How to Ask Local Law Enforcement to Participate who is in charge of drug collection so you don t waste law enforcement s time. Target your recruitment You can ask local law enforcement officials in writing, via a phone call or a department visit, but it is activities based on the knowledge you have gained. Create a 30-second elevator pitch that addresses law enforcement important hot-buttons, to be clear i.e., in determining how much time, roles money, and responsibilities and officer commitment at the event take-back and following the event. It is strategies essential entail. to have Sometimes, a commitment all you have from is 30-seconds law enforcement to engage before your executing law additional enforcement planning partner. and You organizational need to quickly pieces and clearly surrounding explain this the is event. what I need, this is my deadline, this is how much time and resources the take-back effort Responsibilities will require. of Law Enforcement Provide security at each of the locations participating in the event You can ask local law enforcement officials in writing, via a phone call or a department (i.e., minimum visit, but it of is one important officer to per be site clear at in all determining times); officers roles should and be responsibilities positioned at at the the event drug and disposal following table the event. It is essential to have a commitment Take possession from law enforcement of medications before executing additional planning and organizational Transport pieces the medications surrounding the from event. the drop-off sites to the disposal site; possibly weigh and catalog received Responsibilities medications of Law Enforcement Provide security at each of the locations participating in the event (i.e., Safely dispose of medications (sometimes coordinated minimum of one officer per site at all times); officers should be positioned with the DEA) at the drug disposal table Take possession of medications Transport Work with the your medications local law from enforcement the drop-off officials sites to to the determine disposal site; what possibly medications weigh will and be catalog accepted received at your medications event. At a minimum, all Safely prescription dispose of medications should (sometimes be accepted coordinated and with many the programs DEA) accept over-the-counter medications. If you choose to accept sharps, liquids Work with your local law enforcement officials to determine what and gels, you should be prepared with proper sharps disposal medications will be accepted at your event. At a minimum, all prescription receptacles, medications and be should ready to be deal accepted with any and many liquids programs or gels that accept may leak over-the-counter or spill (i.e., proper medications. containers If you and choose cleaning to accept supplies). sharps, liquids and gels, you should be prepared with proper sharps disposal receptacles, and be ready to deal with any liquids or gels that may leak or spill (i.e., proper containers and cleaning supplies). Helpful Hints from Coalitions Establish and cultivate personal contacts within the police departments sometimes an in person conversation or phone call works better than . Purchase give-aways that can help keep your event on the police department s radar. (E.g. provide pens to police deparment to be dispensed at events) Create a model drug disposal policy in partnership with the police department Engage youth to get buy-in from law enforcement. (E.g. one local high school built a drug drop box that was installed in the sheriff s department) 4

7 PHARMACY PARTICIPATION PHARMACY PARTICIPATION Drug take-back days can be hosted at a variety of sites, including law enforcement offices, local government buildings and pharmacies. The law enforcement official you are working with may offer to host the event at Drug their take-back office. Our days experience can be hosted shows that a drug variety take-back of sites, day including participants law often enforcement feel more offices, comfortable local dropping government buildings medicines and off pharmacies. at a local pharmacy, The law and enforcement a pharmacy official often you has more are working customer with foot may traffic offer than to other host locations. the event at their office. If you Our decide experience to hold shows your event that at drug a pharmacy, take-back we day have participants included some often information feel more and comfortable considerations dropping this medicines section. off at a local pharmacy, and a pharmacy often has more customer foot traffic than other locations. If you As decide the event to hold host, your you event will contact at a pharmacy, local pharmacies we have to invite included them some to participate, information and and then considerations coordinate with in this section. them on the logistics and promotion of the event. As the Helpful event Hints host, from you will Coalitions contact local pharmacies to invite them to participate, and then coordinate with them on the Actively logistics engage and promotion pharmacists of in the discussions event. about how to prevent medication misuse and abuse Consider creating and supplying prescription bags, inserts, flyers, and posters for pharmacies to promote the take-back event» Be aware that some pharmacies will use these more than others How to Engage Local Pharmacies Find pharmacies in your area: You may already How have to a pharmacy Engage or two in mind that would Local be Pharmacies willing to work with you on a drug take-back day. We have found that Find both pharmacies local and in your national area: chain You may pharmacies already are have willing a pharmacy to participate or two in in drug mind that would take-back be willing days. to work with you on a drug take-back Summarize day. We the have event found you that envision: both local and national Create a chain document pharmacies that are provides willing an to participate overview in drug of the take-back event for days. the pharmacy or Summarize store manager; the event if you envision: are still finalizing Create the a document event logistics, that provides it might an overview be helpful of to the event determine for the pharmacy the best or hours store manager; for the event if you are still finalizing the event logistics, it based on the busiest store hours. might be helpful to determine the best hours Contact pharmacies: Explain the for the event based on the busiest store hours. concept and purpose of the event, and include relevant details such as the date, Contact pharmacies: Explain the concept and purpose roles and of responsibilities. the event, and include In-person relevant outreach details is such often as more the date, effective roles and than responsibilities. phone calls In-person or . outreach We encourage is often you more to effective provide than the phone pharmacies calls or with . a brief We encourage written you overview to provide of the drug pharmacies with take-back a brief written day. overview of the drug take-back day. 5

8 PHARMACY PARTICIPATION (Continued) PHARMACY PARTICIPATION On-site Logistics/Equipment Needs Before the event, you will likely need the following supplies at each participating location: Table Permanent marker (to block off names on prescription Drug take-back labels) days can be hosted at a variety of sites, incl Medical gloves buildings and pharmacies. The law enforcement official you Scale office. Our experience shows that drug take-back day partic Plastic storage containers with lids medicines off at a local pharmacy, and a pharmacy often ha Labels for containers you decide to hold your event at a pharmacy, we have includ Sharps and biohazards suitable collection containers section. if these types of items are being accepted Copies of exit survey Survey collection box As the event host, you will contact local pharmacies to invite For recurring events, provide information for future on the take-back logistics dates and to promotion increase participation of the event. and awareness You should also use this opportunity to educate the community about medicine abuse and safe use. Please contact us and we can provide you with these materials to support your event, or visit our website for tools and resources. Overview of Drug Take-back Day (to use in pharmacy outreach) Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in [city/town] and across the United States. Many expired and unused medications are currently stored in your customers homes. By participating in a Drug Take-back Day, your pharmacy can play a vital role in protecting the health of the community you serve and drive more foot traffic to your store. Hundreds of tons of prescription drugs have been collected at previous drug take-back events throughout the country. So to combat abuse and misuse of prescription medications, [organization(s)] and the [local police department/dea] are hosting a Drug Take-back Day on [day, date]. We invite you to join us in encouraging local residents to fight prescription drug abuse by safely disposing of unwanted and expired medicines. To support this event, we ask your pharmacy to participate as a take-back site. If you re interested in participating in the event, please contact [name, contact information]. 6

9 COMMUNITY OUTREACH C.A.R.E.S. ALLIANCE DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOOLKIT As the organizer of a drug take-back day, you have an opportunity to connect with other community members and organizations, enlist their support for the event and build awareness about the issue of prescription medicine abuse. Outreach to community organizations can spread awareness quickly to larger audiences as many of these groups have local members, established connections within the community and communications channels such as newsletters, lists and social media. Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem. To address the abuse and misuse of prescription this online toolkit to provide guidance and best practices learned from previous events. drugs, community organizations, public health entities and law enforcement are collaborating to host drug take-back programs. These drug disposal programs are a good way to remove expired, unwanted or unused medicines from the Alcohol home and and reduce substance the chance abuse that boards someone may Centers accidentally for or Medicare intentionally & Medicaid take the medicine. Services You ll find the essentials of planning a drug take-back day outlined in this toolkit, including: Your roles and responsibilities as an event organizer Pharmacies How to partner with law enforcement Poison Working control with a pharmacy centers to host the event Child safety organizations Public Engaging and the private community universities Some drug take-back programs include secure drop-off Developing promotional materials/signage College boxes, such and as University National Association campus leadership of Drug Diversion Religious Conducting groups media outreach Community Investigators centers (NADDI) Rx Drug Drop Box, as well as mail-in Senior Day-of event citizen tips groups County medication fire returns. departments There are also large nationwide efforts Solid Waste Management Districts County such as the medical Drug Enforcement society Administration s (DEA s) Focus State on Boards Community of Pharmacy National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days that occur These materials can be customized for use in any local County sheriff s offices State Dental Association approximately every six months at thousands of locations community. Materials provided in this toolkit include event County/city nationwide. departments on aging planning State Department instructions and of template Health materials you can Dentists customize State Environmental to engage partners and promote your event. This Drug-free Take-back community Toolkitcoalitions Protection Agency toolkit has been vetted by If there is not already a disposal community leaders with Hospice/home health State Public Works Commission program in your community, you experience organizing these Hospitals can host a drug take-back day, About the C.A.R.E.S. State Alliance TRIAD agencies efforts. Local partnering health with departments law enforcement to The C.A.R.E.S. Alliance Substance is a coalition abuse of treatment centers Local ensure medical that medicines society are and collected pharmacy national associations patient safety, provider United Way and drug Talk to Us Local and disposed office of DEA properly. diversion organizations Veterans focused administration You hospitals may have questions as you delve into this issue, and we also Nursing associations reducing opioid pain medication Veterans groups abuse To help you plan and organize your welcome feedback on the toolkit. Nursing own drug homes/assisted take-back day, the living centersand increasing responsible Veterinarians prescribing Please feel free to contact us at Orthodontists Collaborating and Acting habits. It was created by Wastewater Mallinckrodt, treatment plants Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Alliance SM developed the pharmaceuticals business of Covidien, to ensure the safe use of all actus.aspx. opioid medications by collaboratively developing and sharing tools and resources for all stakeholders. How to Engage Community Organizations Develop a list of local organizations that would be interested in a drug take-back day. Below is a list of potential types of organizations that would likely want to support this cause: Outreach call: Don t be afraid to ask these organizations how they can help. Many groups have newsletters, meetings and/or chains that are great for outreach. It is important to first call the organization to introduce yourself, your organization and the drug take-back day. Track who you talked to and conversation details for future reference. Outreach Follow up by ing the organizations basic drug take-back day information and a flyer. Track all responses and follow up as C.A.R.E.S. necessary. Alliance is a service mark of Mallinckrodt LLC. Local Official Outreach As the host of a drug take-back day, take this as an opportunity to reach out to local government officials, using the template outreach materials provided in this toolkit (e.g., mayors, town council representatives). These leaders can be strong partners in engaging the media and other community groups. Community Outreach Resources Call Tips and Template Signage Template and Example For Flyer and/or Radio Spot» Can be used for social media posts (Facebook, Twitter) 7 1

10 Collaborating and Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Alliance SM developed the pharmaceuticals business of Covidien, to ensure the safe use of all opioid medications by collaboratively developing and sharing tools and resources for all stakeholders. COMMUNITY OUTREACH CALL TIPS AND TEMPLATE actus.aspx. C.A.R.E.S. Alliance is a service mark of Mallinckrodt LLC. Tips for Calling Community Organizations If you are contacting a big organization, look for a contact in the marketing, community, communications or membership departments. If it is small in size, ask the receptionist who the best person is for you with speak to. Introduce yourself and the organization you represent. Share information about the drug take-back day, including date, location(s), times and participating organizations. Inquire whether they would be willing to share information about the event with their members through any of the following channels:» Meetings» Flyers» Newsletters» s» Facebook/Twitter pages» Websites 1 Template Outreach to Community Organizations (to send after your phone call) Hi [XX], Thank you for your time today. As discussed, here are some details about the upcoming Drug Take-back Day. Prescription drug abuse is a serious, growing problem in [city/town] and across the United States. To combat abuse and misuse of prescription medications, [organization(s)] and the [local law enforcement] are hosting a Drug Take-back Day on [date]. We encourage local residents to fight prescription drug abuse by safely disposing of unwanted and expired medicines. This event provides [#] drop-off locations (listed below) for community members. We hope you will spread the word about the Drug Take-back Day. I ve attached a flyer for the event, so please feel free to pass this along to any of your [members/patients]. For more information about the event, please visit [host s website]. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, [XX] Participating Site(s) [Name of site][address of site] About the [Host Organization] [Insert basic information] 8

11 SIGNAGE SIGNAGE To spread the word throughout the local community and encourage participation, ask the participating pharmacies if they would be willing hang signs or banners in their stores in advance To spread the word throughout the local community and encourage participation, of the event. It is important to get these up as soon as possible. Once the date and time have ask the participating pharmacies if they would be willing hang signs or banners in been confirmed, it is never too early to promote your event. their stores in advance of the event. It is important to get these up as soon as possible. Once the date and time have been confirmed, it is never too early to promote your event. Develop: You can find sample text for flyers in this toolkit. Feel free to update and add as you see fit and design materials so they are visually pleasing using images and not too much text. Use the logos for your organization and other participating organizations. Materials could include flyers, banners, A-frames, posters or pamphlets. Ideally you will want the signage in stores at least 30 days before your event, to reach all regular Develop: pharmacy You can customers find sample as they text pick for up flyers their in monthly this toolkit. prescriptions. Feel free to update and add as you see fit Print: and To design order materials signs and so banners, they are contact visually your pleasing local print shop. using If images you do not and have not too one, much a simple text. online Use the search logos will for provide your you organization with a number and of other places participating for printing. organizations. If your budget Materials is tight, the could pharmacies include or flyers, other banners, community A-frames, businesses/organizations posters pamphlets. you are working Ideally you with will might want be the able signage to print flyers in stores for free. at least If you 30have days budget, before A-frames, your which event, can to reach stand on all their regular own pharmacy in the entrances customers of stores as they and by pick the up pharmacies, their have monthly been very prescriptions. successful in the past. They are easy for the stores to use and are double-sided so it is easy for customers to get the information. Print: To order signs and banners, contact your local print shop. If you do not have one, a Deliver or coordinate delivery: Once you obtain both the promotional products and the pharmacy s simple permission, online deliver search the will posters provide and banners you with to a the number pharmacy. of places The earlier for printing. these materials If your budget get distributed, is the tight, more people the pharmacies in the community or other you community will reach. businesses/organizations Signs can also be distributed you to other are working common with places such as might the post be office, able to public print library, flyers community for free. If you center, have government budget, A-frames, buildings as which well as can commercial stand on areas. their own in the entrances of stores and by the pharmacies, have been very successful in the Ask past. for help They promoting are easy for event: the stores Many to of use these and pharmacies are produce weekly circulars or maintain ad space double-sided in local newspapers so it is or easy newsletters. for customers Ask them to if get they would be willing to publicize the event in any of their publications or on their website. the information. Deliver or coordinate delivery: Once you obtain both the promotional products and the pharmacy s permission, deliver the posters and banners to the pharmacy. The earlier these materials get distributed, the more people in the community you will reach. Signs can also be distributed to other common places such as the post office, public library, community center, government buildings as well as commercial areas. Ask for help promoting event: Many of these pharmacies produce weekly circulars or maintain ad space in local newspapers or newsletters. Ask them if they would be willing to publicize the event in any of their publications or on their website. 9

12 TEMPLATE FLYER TEMPLATE AND EXAMPLE AND EXAMPLE FOR FLYER AND/OR RADIO SPOT Help Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse at the [City/Town] Drug Take-back Day [City/Town] residents are invited to help fight a major public health issue, prescription drug abuse and misuse. Safely dispose of unused, expired and unwanted medications at the [City/Town] Drug Take-back Day on [date]. Hosted by [host], along with [additional hosts/participants], this event provides an opportunity to safely dispose of your unneeded medications at [#] locations throughout the community. [Date] [Time] Participating locations: [List locations, addresses and phone numbers] Ayude a combatir el abuso y el mal uso de medicamentos recetados en el Día de Devolución de Medicamentos de [Ciudad/Pueblo] Se invita a los residentes de [Ciudad/Pueblo] a colaborar en la lucha contra un importante problema para la salud pública: el abuso y el mal uso de medicamentos recetados. Deseche medicamentos sin usar, vencidos e indeseables en el Día de Devolución de Medicamentos de [Ciudad/Pueblo]. Este evento, auspiciado por [anfitrión] y [anfitriones adicionales], le brinda una oportunidad para deshacerse en forma segura de los medicamentos que ya no necesita en [#] sitios en la comunidad. Help Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse at the Palm Springs Drug Take-back Day Palm Springs residents are invited to help fight a major public health issue, prescription drug abuse and misuse, by safely disposing of unused, expired and unwanted medications at the Palm Springs Drug Take-back Day on Saturday, February 18. Sponsored by C.A.R.E.S. (Collaborating & Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety) Alliance SM participants, including the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), Project Lazarus and Mallinckrodt, and conducted in cooperation with the American Academy of Pain Medicine, this event provides an opportunity to safely dispose of your unneeded medications at six pharmacies throughout the community. Saturday, February a.m. 2 p.m. Community, a Walgreens Pharmacy 555 S Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA Rite Aid 366 S Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA Rite Aid 111 S Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA Participating locations: Walgreens 1700 E Vista Chino Palm Springs, CA Walgreens 2465 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA Walmart 5601 E Ramon Rd. Palm Springs, CA No sharps, liquids or gels will be accepted. For more information about the Drug Takeback Day, visit [Día] [Fecha] Sitios participantes: [Lista de lugares, direcciones y teléfonos] 10 9

13 WORKING WITH MEDIA TO PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT Opportunities to Reach Media You can raise awareness before and after your event by working with local and regional media. A drug take-back day serves as the hook for engaging media in a conversation about prescription drug abuse and misuse, in-market presence and expertise wi local media. o Invite local partners, law enfo and elected official to speak a conference that kicks off your and offering a local expert for an interview on this Localize the story: Use local marke topic, such as a local health Opportunities to Reach Media care provider, participating law evidence of the prescription d You can raise awareness before enforcement and after official your or event misuse at the by working with local and regional leadership media. from A a hosting drug available), we organization. statistics into take-back day serves as the hook for engaging media and media ou in a conversation about prescription How to Engage drug abuse Media and important to u misuse, and offering a local expert Media for list: an Develop interview a data, so begin on this topic, such as a local health media care list of provider, relevant this informatio participating law enforcement local media including state departm official or leadership from a hosting organization. How to Engage Media print, TV, radio and photo desks. You can find appropriate media contact information by health s webs relevant gove agencies such Centers for D Media list: Develop a media calling list of the relevant newsrooms at and Preventio local media including print, TV, your radio local and media photo outlets. National Instit desks. You can find appropriate Media media advisory: contact Develop a (NIH), Nation media advisory Drug Abuse (NID information by calling the newsrooms at your (sample and template included in Localize this toolkit) the story: Use local and market Substance statistics Abuse & Mental Healt local media outlets. which will be distributed to local and media evidence in of the burden Administration of prescription (SAMHSA) drug can also he Media advisory: Develop a advance media advisory of your event (sample to enhance abuse the drug and misuse at the local you in level the right (if available), direction. Some speci and template included in this take-back toolkit) which day. The will goal be of the media weave advisory these statistics into resources all materials offered and by media these distributed to local media in to advance get placement of your in event community calendars outreach. and It is important to organizations use credible include: data, so to enhance the drug take-back similar day. sections The goal of media of the outlets, so the public will o Treatment Episode Data Set begin looking for this information on your state media advisory is to get placement know about in community the event in advance. o Drug and Alcohol Services In department of public health s website. Other calendars and similar sections of media o Note outlets, availability so of spokespeople, local System (DASIS) law enforcement and, potentially, relevant local government agencies such o CDC as Vital the Centers Signs: Prescription the public will know about the event in advance. elected officials to participate for Disease in Control and Prevention Overdoses (CDC), National in the US» Note availability of spokespeople, pre-event local law interviews. Institutes of Health (NIH), National o NIDA's Institute Trends on and Statistics enforcement and, potentially, local o Timing: elected It is ideal to distribute Drug the Abuse advisory (NIDA) and Substance Photographer: Abuse If & budget Mental permits, hir officials to participate in pre-event at interviews. least 2-3 weeks before Health the actual Services event. Administration Associated (SAMHSA) Press can photographer also (avai» Timing: It is ideal to distribute Press the release: advisory Issue at a market-specific help point pressyou in the right direction. Some to attend specific the event and least 2-3 weeks before the release actual event. calling out your organization s resources support offered by these photo, organizations along with include: approved caption, o Press release: Issue a market-specific the take-back press day. The release should typically wire. If someone else is available to t» Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) be distributed the day-of or following the event, photos, you can develop a photo rele release calling out your organization s support of» Drug and Alcohol Services Information System providing the event details and results to allow for providing a caption with the results of the take-back day. The release should typically additional media coverage. (DASIS) event and submit it to your local news be distributed the day-of or following Local market the contacts/assets: event,» Direct CDC media Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses providing the event details and interested results in to the allow drug for take-back day in to the US Media Engagement Resources additional media coverage. leadership from the participating» organization(s). NIDA s Trends and Statistics Pitch and Media Advisory Temp Local market contacts/assets: In advance Direct media of the drug take-back Photographer: day, identify If budget permits, Press Release hire an Template interested in the drug take-back local day leaders to leadership or participating organizations Associated willing Press photographer Press (available Release Example at to serve as media contacts and leverage their from the participating organization(s). In advance of the drug take-back day, identify local leaders or participating organizations willing to serve as media contacts and leverage their in-market presence and expertise with local media.» Invite local partners, law enforcement and elected official to speak at a press conference that kicks off your event. to attend the event and place a photo, along with approved caption, on the wire. If someone else is available to take photos, you can develop a photo release, providing a caption with the results of the event and submit it to your local newspaper. Media Engagement Resources Pitch and Media Advisory Templates Press Release Template Press Release Example 11

14 PITCH AND MEDIA ADVISORY TEMPLATES Pitch SUBJECT LINE: [City] Fights Prescription Drug Abuse with Drug Take-back Day Body from [Insert local data on problem if available] illustrates how the national crisis of abuse and misuse of prescription medication has manifested itself locally. Residents of [area] and neighboring communities can safely dispose of unwanted and expired medicines at [#] local locations during a Drug Take-back Day on [date] The event is hosted by [organization], [description of host organization], in cooperation with the [local law enforcement]. Optional: [Organization s spokesperson], spokesperson for the [organization], is available to discuss the impact of prescription drug abuse and misuse. If you have plans to cover the event or would like to speak with [spokesperson], please give me a call at [XXX-XXX-XXXX]. Additional information follows. Best, [XX] Media Advisory Date: [Month, date, year] Media Contact: [Name, phone #] [City] Residents Invited to Participate in [Date] Drug Take-back Day [Host] and organizations work to curb prescription drug abuse in local community WHAT: Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in [city] and across the United States. [Insert local data on problem if available.] To combat abuse and misuse of prescription medications, [organization] is hosting a Drug Takeback Day on [Date] and encourages [city] residents to fight prescription drug abuse by safely disposing of unwanted and expired medicines. This event provides [XX] drop-off locations for community members to help prevent diversion, abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. WHO: WHEN: Experts are available to comment on the issue and the Drug Take-back Day [Spokesperson(s) name, title, organization] [Date] [Time] WHERE: [Location(s)] For more information about the Drug Take-back Day, including a full list of drop-off locations, visit [hosting organization website]. [Information/boilerplate language about your organization] 12

15 PRESS RELEASE TEMPLATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: [Media contact name and phone number] [Organization] Holds Prescription Drug Take-back Day in [location] on [date] Area residents encouraged to drop off unwanted medication at [number] locations [CITY, State, Date] [Organization] is inviting area residents to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medicines at any of [XX] local pharmacies today. [Insert background information on the problem in community] [Quote from spokesperson] The event is supported by [Organization, details about organization]. Pharmacies throughout the area are participating in the Drug Take-back Day and will be accepting unwanted and expired pills. No sharps, liquids or gels will be accepted. A full list of drop-off locations is below or available online at About the [Organization] [Boilerplate for all participating organizations] 13

16 PRESS RELEASE EXAMPLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dan Page National Coalition Holds Prescription Drug Take-back Day in Palm Springs Ahead of Pain Medicine Scientific Meeting C.A.R.E.S. Alliance SM invites area residents to drop off unwanted pain medication at six locations PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 18, 2012 A national coalition dedicated to fighting abuse and misuse of prescription pain medication is inviting area residents to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medicines at any of six local pharmacies today. Sponsored by the Collaborating and Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Alliance, the event comes as pain medicine providers prepare to convene here February for the American Academy of Pain Medicine s annual meeting. Statistics from the California Department of Health show that the number of emergency room visits in Riverside County related to prescription painkillers jumped by more than 50 percent from 2006 to 2009, illustrating one way the national crisis of abuse and misuse of prescription medication has manifested itself locally. Hundreds of people in our community have been affected by prescription drug abuse and misuse, and this event allows local residents to be part of the solution, said Sergeant Mike Kovaleff, Palm Springs Police Department. Disposing of unused or unwanted medications in a safe and secure environment is a critical step in fighting this devastating public health problem. The event is supported by the Palm Springs Police Department and is sponsored by the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance. The C.A.R.E.S. Alliance is a national coalition of patient safety, provider and drug diversion organizations focused on reducing prescription medication abuse, misuse and diversion and on encouraging responsible prescribing habits. C.A.R.E.S. Alliance members supporting the take-back day include the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), Project Lazarus and Mallinckrodt, a pharmaceutical manufacturer. The event is also being held in cooperation with the American Academy of Pain Medicine. On the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance s website ( ), physicians and pharmacists can find tools for prescribing, screening and assessing patients. Patients and their families can also find tips for the safe use and handling of their medications. 14

17 PRESS RELEASE EXAMPLE (Continued) According to Charlie Cichon, Executive Director of NADDI, involvement from many different organizations and individuals is needed to address this complex issue. We believe that collaboration through this and other initiatives will further the nation s progress against the illegal diversion of legitimate prescription medicines, which many people do use appropriately, he said. Pharmacies throughout the area are participating in the Drug Take-back Day and will be accepting both unused and expired pills. No sharps, liquids or gels will be accepted. A full list of drop-off locations is available at About the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance SM Launched in September 2010, the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance is a coalition of national patient safety, provider and drug diversion organizations focused on reducing opioid pain medication abuse and increasing responsible prescribing habits. The C.A.R.E.S. Alliance was created by Mallinckrodt, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, to ensure the safe use of all medications by collaboratively developing and sharing tools and resources for all stakeholders. About NADDI The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, health care professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in investigating and preventing prescription drug abuse and diversion. NADDI also sponsors and conducts specialized educational seminars and conferences. About Project Lazarus Project Lazarus is the secular public health component of a nonprofit organization that was established in 2006 in response to extremely high unintentional drug poisoning death ( overdose ) rates in Wilkes County, N.C. (four times higher than the state s overall rate). Using experience, data and compassion, Project Lazarus empowers communities and individuals to prevent drug overdoses and meet the needs of those living with chronic pain. Project Lazarus enables overdose prevention by providing technical assistance to create and maintain community coalitions. It also helps harness existing public health data and empowers community groups to create locally tailored drug overdose prevention programs by connecting them to state and national resources. About the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine is the premiere association for 2,400 pain physicians and their treatment teams. Now in its 28th year of service, the Academy s mission is to optimize the health of patients in pain and eliminate it as a major public health problem by advancing the science and the practice of pain medicine. More information is available at About the Palm Springs Police Department The members of the Palm Springs Police Department proudly serve the City of Palm Springs and are dedicated to working together to prevent crime and solve neighborhood problems through community policing. Community policing is at the heart of the City s official approach to public safety, and the Department goes beyond traditional policing to build a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship between the police and the community. 15

18 EVENT TIPS DAY-OF EVENT TIPS DO ly to the drop-off sites to set up before tables and chairs and explain to the ts or volunteers their roles during the ential roles include standing behind DO location in the store ith drop-off bins, ensuring law nt is present workersat all times, directing omers to the drop-off location in safe event and use disposable workers r available for workers for outdoor levated collect temperatures (see template) law enforcement is by the disposal l times (as anonymous needed, per lations) rmation available about prescription y os of the picture event; in advance be sure to get from those dropping off medicines to picture in advance after the posters, event: signs put or the banners tables and re they belong, collect any garbage ave been participants accrued during the event own any posters, signs or banners DAY-OF EVENT TIPS Arrive early to the drop-off sites to set up before the event Set up the tables and chairs and explain to the pharmacists or volunteers their roles during the event; potential roles include standing behind the table with drop-off bins, ensuring law enforcement is present at all times, directing store customers to the drop-off Arrive early to the drop-off sites to set up before Operate a safe event and use disposable the event gloves for Set up the tables and chairs and explain to the pharmacists or volunteers their roles during the Have water available for workers for outdoor events in event; potential roles include standing behind elevated temperatures the table with drop-off bins, ensuring law Make sure law enforcement is by enforcement the disposal present table at all times, directing all times (as needed, per state regulations) store customers to the drop-off location in Share information about prescription the store drug safety Operate a safe event and use disposable Have copies of exit survey available to distribute and gloves for workers Have water available for workers for outdoor» Completed surveys should be events placed in in elevated a box temperatures to help consumers feel as if their responses Make sure law were enforcement is by the disposal table at all times (as needed, per state regulations) Promote permanent drug drop box locations, if Share information about prescription drug safety Take photos of the event; be sure Take to get photos permission of the event; be sure to get from those dropping off medicines permission to take from their those dropping off medicines to take their picture in advance Clean up after the event: put the tables and Clean up after the event: put the chairs tables where and they chairs belong, collect any garbage where they belong, collect any garbage that may have that been may accrued have during the event been accrued during the event and take down any any posters, signs or banners Send thank you s and share take-back results with DON T Touch medications the law enforcement official and person who the prescription belongs to are the only people who can come in physical contact with the medications, according to DEA Controlled Substance Act Leave the medications unattended Allow removal of any items from disposal containers Accept any medicines without the presence of law enforcement DON T Touch medications the DON T law enforcement HELPFUL HINTS FROM COALITIONS official and person who the prescription belongs Provide give-aways the day of event: to are the only» Plant people seeds who can come in physical contact with the medications, physical contact» Raffle with a giftthe medications, according to» Drawing the DEA for Controlled a Leave drug the lock medications box Substance unattended Act» Coupon from Allow local removal food store of any items from Leave the medications disposal unattended» Bottled water containers Allow removal of any items from law enforcement disposal containers Accept any medicines without the presence of law enforcement Touch medications the law enforcement official and person who the prescription bel to are the only people who can come in according to the DEA Controlled Substance Accept any medicines without the presence 16

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