Operation Medicine Drop Campaign

What Is It?

Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters.

Operation Medicince Drop was identified by the Clay County Health Department and the Clay County Sheriff's Department as an action, that when combined with other actions in our community, that has a reasonable chance of making a difference in substance misue in our community. This is an ongoing program in our community but it has the potential to reach more citizens of Clay County. 

The priority population/customers for this Drop box campaign are community members and orgainization that are willing to participate in properly disposing of old and unused medication, and the drop box campaign aims to make a difference at the community level. Implementation will take place in the community.

Misuse of substance impacts rates of violence, injuries and certain diseases. 

Partners

The partners for this drop box campaign include:

Agency

Person

Role

CCHD Alex Gilpin

Lead, Collaborate

Sheriff Department Donovan Byers

Lead, Collaborate, Support

Clay County CARES Lorrie Ross

Collaborate

 

 

Work Plan

Activity 

Resources Needed 

Agency/Person Responsible 

Target Completion Date 

Drop Box Campaign                 

Drop Boxes

Clay County Sheriffs Department/ Health Department

Continuous

Medication Dropoff Event

Volunteers

Clay County Sheriffs Department/ Health Department

April 25, 2020

Medication Dropoff Event

Volunteers

Clay County Sheriffs Department/ Health Department

August 2020

Medication Take back to Asheville

None

Clay County Sheriffs Department

September 2020

 

 

Evaluation & Sustainability

Evaluation Plan:

We plan to evaluate the impact of the Drop Box Campaign through the use of Results-Based AccountabilityTM to monitor specific performance measures. We will be monitoring How Much, How Well and/or Better Off Performance Measures. 

Sustainability Plan:

The following is our sustainability plan for drop box campaign: 

  • Increasing community awareness and willingness to utilize the program.
Measures
Time
Period
Current Actual Value
Current Target Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
PM
2019
96#
1
-4%
PM
Feb 2020
50#
1
35%
PM
Jun 2020
431#
1
-49%
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