January 2020
Your monthly news & updates

Substance Abuse Primary Prevention Grant Opportunity

Upcoming Drug Trends Training
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ODP Welcomes a New Staff Member

Big Stuff from Be The Parents

2020 Legislative Session Bill Tracker

Opioid Materials Now in Spanish

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Talking early and often to your child about the risks associated with using alcohol and drugs is one of the most effective ways to help keep them substance-free. In Idaho, prevention groups lend additional support.

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Reminder—we're accepting nominations for the 2020 ICADD Prevention Award! Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2020.
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Substance Use Primary Prevention Grant Opportunity
FY2021 Application Opening Soon
Application Release Date: February 1, 2020

Funding Opportunity Title: Substance Abuse Block Grant Primary Prevention Program

Description: This application is to be used by prevention providers seeking funding to provide substance abuse services directly to youth, families and other at-risk individuals of Idaho, and/or community coalitions seeking funding to employ environmental strategies designed to reduce the impact of substance abuse at the community level.

Due Date for Applications: 5:00 PM (MST), March 13, 2020

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1,600,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards: 50

Average Award Amount:  $35,000.00

Grant Recipients Notified: June 1, 2020

Grant Award Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Application Submission: Applications must be completed and submitted online. Link will be available here on February 1.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include any governmental entity  (including tribal entities), such as counties, cities, schools and school districts, local law enforcement agencies, other public entities and non-profit private entities such as community-based organizations. Federal regulations (Section 90.135, HHS) prohibit the awarding of Block Grant funds to any entity other than a public or non-profit entity.

 Submit Questions to:
Marianne King, Grant Project Director
(208) 854-3043 

This funding may not be used for substance abuse treatment. Prevention service(s) provided prior to the signing of a grant award document will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Applicants assume all costs associated with the preparation of the grant application.

Grant awards are contingent upon funds appropriated by federal funding agencies and the Idaho Legislature.

Upcoming Training: Drug Trends in the Schools
What: " Drug Trends in the Schools: A Look Into the Youth Drug Culture, Trends, and Identifiers." Instructor Jermaine Galloway, also known as "Tall Cop Says Stop," will cover various youth based drug trends, drug clothing, drug identifiers, and concealment methods with a focus on local Idaho trends and information. Additionally, he will discuss e-cigarettes/vapes and how they can be altered and used for different types of drugs.

Audience: Anyone involved in school-based drug prevention, treatment providers, law enforcement (including SRO's), school compliance officers, and educators.

Where: Nampa Civic Center, 3311 3rd St. S. | Nampa, ID

When: Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

This training is hosted by Caldwell School District, Canyon County Juvenile Probation, the Office of Drug Policy, and St. Luke's Health Services. For questions about registration contact kcameron@caldwellschools.org

ODP Welcomes a New Staff Member
The Office of Drug Policy is happy to introduce Cheryl Foster who joined our team as the new Senior Research Analyst.

Cheryl’s responsibilities will include program data collection and management, coordination of the statewide substance abuse prevention needs assessment, and administration of the Idaho Healthy Youth Survey.

Cheryl previously produced workforce research and policy at the Idaho Department of Labor. She has also conducted public sector research worked in private consulting firms and served in several Texas state agencies. Cheryl attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with majors in Economics and Government and a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning. 

Cheryl has lived in Boise since 2003 and enjoys the quality of life in Idaho. She can be reached at Cheryl.foster@odp.idaho.gov or 208-854-3048.
Big Stuff from Be The Parents
ODP is excited to share new happenings with our underage drinking prevention campaign, Be The Parents. The campaign approaches parents from a strengths-based perspective and focuses on giving parents tools and strategies to help prevent their children from using alcohol.

First, we launched new TV and radio spots at the beginning of January. Keep an eye out for our "Talk About It. Be About It." spots, including two Spanish-language radio spots. The visual materials remind parents that their actions are just as important as their words when it comes to alcohol and shaping their children's attitudes around it—including demonstrating responsible alcohol use for those parents who do drink. The radio spots model the important conversations we always encourage, like making sure kids know the expectations and consequences around drinking. TV and radio spots will air through June 2020.
Second, thanks to a grant from the Millennium Fund, we're implementing a vaping and e-cigarette digital mini-campaign set to launch at the beginning of February. Leveraging Be the Parents messaging and audience, we're sharing information with parents and providing tips and resources for how to talk to their children so they can "Clear the Air" about vaping. Materials include Facebook ads, YouTube ads, and Google search ads. The materials will lead parents to a landing page on betheparents.org with more in depth answers to FAQs and conversation tips. We'd
2020 Legislative Session Bill Tracker
ODP will closely track policy relevant to substance misuse prevention and treatment during the legislative session. Similar to last year, we have a simple legislative bill tracker to provide daily updates during the legislative session. The tracker contains links to the bill text, a brief description of the bill, sponsors, status, and upcoming agenda items if published in advance. The tracker is updated daily. It can be accessed through the ODP Home Page under Policy or click here for a direct link to the tracker.
Additional Rx Opioid Misuse Prevention Materials Available in Spanish
ODP now has more Rx opioid misuse prevention materials available in Spanish! We are excited to share the following Spanish-language materials, in addition to our Spanish-language brochure:

  • 4x6 hand out cards (pictured) great for discharge paperwork, health fairs, and community events

  • Rx Take-Back Rack cards by Public Health District. Each card provides information about drug disposal and available pharmacy and law enforcement take back locations.*

All materials, including original English language materials, are available for order through our online order form . Materials ship 1-2 times per month depending on demand. All orders are limited to Idaho residents and entities.

*All location names and addresses remain in English
We envision a safe and healthy Idaho free from the devastating
impact of substance use on youths, families, and communities