Faith Community

Rx Task Force Minutes, Aug 4, 2015

Rx  Task Force Minutes, August 4, 2015 Present: Joe Marks, Sarah Dergins, Richard Owensby, David Streater, Chuck Moseley, Edward Plyler, Rita Gallagher Updates:  BSAN members invited to NC Medical Board presentation 8/24/15 at Grace Hospital at 4PM on NC Medical Board stance on prescribing. Presented to City of Morganton Town Council 8/3/15 on youth prevention initiatives…

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The Church is finding more ease in discussing substance use and abuse – Burke County is not alone

This piece (<< link) published in the Desert News National’s Faith section titled Episcopal church fighting alcohol addiction, and they’re not alone highlights the emerging discussions happening around disorders of alcoholism and substance use — even among clergy. While church leadership are not always aware of the problems in their own congregation due to the fact that “only…

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Burke Rx Task Force – July Meeting Notes

The Burke Rx Task Force had their first meeting on July 21 at 7:30 AM. The take aways and next steps for the task force are: Medical Community subgroup to begin exploring policy change and mandating use of prescription monitoring programs (NC Substance Abuse Network) – NC Medical Board coming to Burke County August 24 – Parent’s…

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BSAN Meeting Notes – Friday March 27, 2015

Burke Substance Abuse Network Meeting Notes March 27, 2015 Fifty-five people were present at this meeting held at 7:30am at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Derrick Reynolds, Flynn Recovery Community Board member, offered the invocation. Introductions and updates were made around the room. These included: Ashley Simmons with the Burke County Health Department announced that…

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16th Annual Carolinas Conference on Addiction and Recovery

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL CAROLINAS CONFERENCE ON ADDICTION AND RECOVERY  NOVEMBER 3-7, 2014 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA Up to 33 Credit Hours Applied for Whole (Pre and Regular) Conference with NCSAPPB Hosted by: Burke Council on Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency Presented by: Addiction Recovery Institute and South Carolina DOADAS with…

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BSAN Meeting Notes – Sept 26, 2014

Burke Substance Abuse Network Meeting Notes – September 26, 2014 Fifty-six people were present at the Morganton Community House for breakfast at 7:30 am. Renee Lewis gave the invocation. Jim opened the meeting with BSAN announcements: Kate B. Reynolds Healthy Places – Through this initiative, the KBR Trust plans to invest $100 million in 10 to 15 counties…

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September is National Recovery Month!

We’d like to thank our many community partners for their support of National Recovery Month through events and awareness including the Burke County Sheriff’s Department, our local faith community, Burke County Health Department, Broughton Hospital, Burke Council on Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency, Strategic Alliance for Burke Youth, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, The Big Dog 92.1…

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BSAN Meeting Notes – 7/25/14 – Sept Recovery Month

Burke Substance Abuse Network July 25, 2014 Meeting Notes 52 people were present at the Community House. Jim noted that 25 people called and reported interest but who could not come but expressed interest and support. Jim VanHecke, Executive Director of Burke Council on Alcoholism Welcome and presented a song by David Roth as invocation.…

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BSAN Meeting Report, Integrated Hub Models, 6/27/2014

Burke Substance Abuse Network – Meeting Notes – June 27, 2014 Fifty-four people attended the meeting on 6/27/14 at 7:30am at the Morganton Community House. Dr. Jasper Hemphill offered the invocation. Jim Van Hecke welcomed the group and asked that sector leaders give an update on action items. Bruce Cannon from Cannon Pharmacy announced that the…

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BSAN Meeting Report, January 31, 2014

The group met at the Community House at 7:30 am for a breakfast meeting.  Fifty-one people signed the attendance roster. Jim Van Hecke welcomed the group. Rev. Eddie Graves from Cornerstone Baptist Church in Valdese gave the invocation. Rhonda Cook introduced Sarah Macht, Action Coordinator for Strategic Alliance for Burke Youth, or SABY.  SABY’s mission is to “engage all…

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