November Meeting Minutes

  • Randi Ordner, PrairieCare (Youth-Serving Organization)
  • Lauren Bul, Hennepin Regional Poison Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Dustin Chapman, Fairview Behavioral Services (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Donny Shope, Anthony Louis Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Shane Mikkelson, Osseo Police Dept. (Law Enforcement)
  • Stephanie Tapelt, Metro State (Student)
  • Cendee Palmer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Grant Smith, Maple Grove PD (Law Enforcement)
  • Jim Kirkey, Maple Grove PD (Law Enforcement)
  • LeeAnn Mortensen, North Memorial (Healthcare)
  • Lorry Day, Life Lines for Youth (Business)
  • Lindsey Smith, Regional Prevention Coordinator
  • Kristin Turner, Burlington Labs (Business)
  • Rob Reynolds, Deterra (Business)
  • Amber Smith, North Memorial Partnership for Change (Healthcare)
Steering Committee Members Not in Attendance
  • Student, Action for Reaction (Youth)
  • Marie Maslowski, Maple Grove Hospital (Healthcare)
  • Jessica Wong, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Lillian Abelson, Hennepin Co. Human Services & Public Health Dept. (State/Local Gov’t)
  • Krista Brenno, Osseo High School (Schools)
  • Teresa Lunt (Parent)
  • Kirk Hughes, Hennepin Regional Poison Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Jen Holper, PrairieCare (Healthcare)
Welcome & Introductions

LeeAnn called the meeting to order. Attendees introduced themselves and shared if they could have a secret listening device in any one room in the world, which room would it be.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the October minutes. Motion carried.

Last Week Tonight – Clip

Amber shared an edited clip of Opioids: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO). Brief takeaway: “But at a certain point, the question has to become less ‘What did we do wrong?’ and more ‘What do we do now?’” Oliver added that he’d like to see doctors prescribe opioids more carefully and alternative treatments become more accessible. He pointed to a step earlier this year, when the CDC issued guidelines calling for opioid prescriptions only when other options have failed and only for short courses. Full episode is available online.

Guest Speaker: Deterra

Retired Police Chief Rob Reynolds shared how he got connected with Minneapolis-based Verde Technologies. From their website: Verde is a privately-owned company committed to developing research-based, scientifically proven solutions to reduce drug abuse, misuse and negative environmental impact. Deterra Drug Deactivation System is powered by patented MAT12 Molecular Adsorption Technology, which deactivates prescription drugs using proprietary activated carbon. The technology is highly effective in adsorbing and firmly binding pharmaceuticals, rendering them inactive and ineffective for misuse and safe for the environment. Chief Reynolds shared how Eden Prairie police department, his previous employer, uses Deterra products. They first worked on raising awareness around prescription drug misuse and trained officers on Narcan (a medication to block the effects of opioids especially in overdose) as a support to Hennepin County Medical Center. Their nearest permanent medicine disposal box is Ridgedale in Minnetonka. Deterra products (handed out to residents by police, fire, and paramedics) and promoting the nearest disposal box is a joined effort to reduce the prescription misuse and abuse problem in Eden Prairie.

Verde would offer a non-profit price (45 bag: $2.69; 90 bag: $3.59). Eden Prairie PD hands out about 1,200 per year, provided by their crime fund donations. If school districts are interested in using Deterra bags for leftover medications at the end of the school year, hazardous waste generator regulations would need to be reviewed prior to disposal. Ideally, school districts could partner with their local police departments to properly dispose of the medications.

Town Hall Meeting: Feedback on Evaluation Questions

Lindsey shared the November 3rd town hall meeting evaluation questions and asked for feedback from members. The questions will be a live poll format where audience members can text their answers, which may be displayed on the screen at the front of the room. The purpose of the questions is to gather input, such as whether they were aware of social host ordinance prior to attending the event.

Community Partner Sharing
  • 2017 coalition meetings will continue on the 2nd Tuesday from 2 – 4p. Meeting location will remain the same through June, Osseo City Hall, Community Room B.
  • LeeAnn reminded members to view the updates provided on the backside of the agenda.

Adjourned at 4 PM

Next Meeting is: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2p at Osseo City Hall, Community Room B, 415 Central Ave #1

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