Prescription for Progress is a coalition of leaders in healthcare, media, law enforcement, education and business committed to raising awareness and taking positive steps to address the opioid crisis. Drawing support from across the Capital Region, we’re working to change the ways in which addiction is understood, treated, and ultimately prevented.
Our mission is simple: Save lives, build communities.
In 2018, Prescription for Progress stakeholders met and identified five priority areas to focus on in the Capital Region. In smaller groups, we have been exploring solutions to:
- Build workforce and resource capacity for treatment and service providers
- Expand medical provider/pharmacy training and education
- Increase capability for sharing data on overdoses and drug-related deaths
- Expand evidence-based substance abuse education
- Reduce and stop the flow of harmful, illegal substances into the community
Our strength comes from many. Opioid abuse affects us all—and we can all be part of the solution. These organizations are part of Prescription for Progress.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany County District Attorney’s Office
Albany County Sheriff’s Department
Albany Medical Center
Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services
City School District of Albany
Healthy Capital District Initiative
Hope House, Inc.
Martin Group Marketing
MVP Health Care
New York Association of Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse Providers
Passport for Good
Friends of Recovery New York
School of Public Health, University at Albany
Siena College Research Institute
St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Centers (SPARC)
St. Peter’s Health Partners
The College of Saint Rose
Third District Dental Society of New York
University at Albany
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center
WNYT NewsChannel 13 and WNYA-My4
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