The Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community partnered with CarePoint Health personnel and the New Jersey State Police Department by delivering “lunch and learn” trainings to staff at multiple CarePoint facilities within Hudson County. A wide variety of nurses, residents, physicians, and students from Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Bayonne Medical Center participated, with approximately 100 total participants served.
Yaisa Coronado, Associate Executive Director of Partners in Prevention, delivered a presentation on the agency and the Coalition in order to build our capacity with the health sector. She discussed our mission/goals, programs, and media campaigns. Directly following, Detective Sergeant Adam Polhemus of the New Jersey State Police Department spoke on New Jersey Drug Monitoring Initiative (NJ DMI). Topics covered included: opiates currently being abused (heroin, fentanyl, etc.), the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and hospital best practices. Hospital staff were very receptive to the information being provided.