APRIL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and ODP is partnering with the Northwest PTTC to raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of alcohol policy safeguards.

Want to join us in raising awareness? The Northwest PTTC created a 2021 Alcohol Awareness Toolkit: #ProofIsInTheNumbers. The toolkit is full of social media materials and engagement templates to help post online, write an editorial, contact your legislator, and more.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | April 24, 2021
The 20th Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 24 from 10am-2pm. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Idahoans to safely and securely dispose of unused, expired, and unwanted prescription medications and help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths in our communities.

Help keep our communities safe and healthy by dropping off your unneeded medication on Saturday, April 24th. Find a local Take Back Day collection site event near you at www.takebackday.dea.gov
ECHO Idaho Announces Free Hepatitis C Series
Despite effective treatment options, hepatitis C rates nearly tripled from 2011 to 2018. Higher rates of substance use disorder, injection drug use, and homelessness have been identified as factors in the increase. ECHO Idaho’s Hepatitis C series can help you become an expert in the management and care of individuals infected by this potentially fatal but easily curable disease. Connect virtually with specialists & healthcare professionals in Idaho for case-based learning and support, all while earning free CE/CME/CEU over your lunch hour.

Sessions meet on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, from 12-1pm MDT/11am-12pm PDT beginning April 12. Learn more at ECHO Idaho's website.
New Funding Opportunity for Drug-Free Communities
$12.5M Available in Competing Continuation Grants for Current or Former DFC Coalitions. On March 26, 2021, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a notice of funding opportunity under the Drug-Free Communities program; $12.5M in funds is available for up to 100 coalitions under competing continuation.

$12.5M Available in Grants for Coalitions Without Previous DFC Award Experience. On March 10, 2021, the ONDCP and the CDC announced a notice of funding opportunity under the Drug-Free Communities program; $12.5M in funds is available for up to 100 new coalitions that have not received a DFC award in the past.

Learn more about both funding opportunities here.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT:
Community Coalitions of Idaho
Community Coalitions of Idaho is hosting its 2021 Spring Strategic Planning & Training Conference | May 3-4, 2021
The free Strategic Planning & Training Conference will be held in person in McCall, ID. Sessions and training topics will include strategic planning, evaluating your mission statement, and working with marginalized groups.

Learn more about the conference, featured speakers, registration, and available scholarships here.
ODP UPDATES
Congratulations, Marianne!
Marianne King was officially confirmed as ODP Administrator by the Idaho Legislature on April 7, 2021. Our office is so excited for her confirmation and we look forward to ODP's growth and development under her leadership!
PFS LE Grant Application Opens April 30
The Partnership for Success (PFS) Law Enforcement Grant is a one-year grant opportunity available to law enforcement agencies. The goal of the PFS grant is to prevent underage drinking, marijuana use, and methamphetamine use in communities using evidence-based prevention programs and practices, especially among American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, veterans, and rural communities. Learn more.
ODP Legislative Bill Tracker Update
Don't forget - you can stay up to date on all of the latest substance use-related legislation via ODP's Legislative Bill Tracker. You can also read our latest Legislative Update here.
NEWS STORIES & REPORTS | UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Events

20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The next National Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10am-2pm. Help keep our communities safe and healthy by dropping off your old medication on Saturday, April 24th. Find a local Take Back Day collection site event near you at www.takebackday.dea.gov

Idaho Opioid Misuse & Overdose Strategic Plan Annual Retreat
The 2021 Annual Retreat is scheduled for April 27 & 28. Due to the COVID-19, this year's Retreat will be held virtually. Learn more here.

2021 Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
The 2021 ICADD will be held virtually on May 24-27. Earn prizes, connect with colleagues, and earn 24 continuing education hours! Learn more here.

Find all upcoming events at www.odp.idaho.gov/events
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