HealthCare News

BCBSND Caring Foundation Continues Fighting Opioid Epidemic with Recent Partnership

Issue: #403 SEP2018

Topic: Education


The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation recently partnered with the NDSU School of Pharmacy to provide funding for a new project, ONE Rx (Opioid and Naloxone Education). Funding from Caring Foundation’s “CaringforCommunities” initiative will be used to develop Opioid Misuse Risk Prevention Toolkits to be utilized by community pharmacists to ensure the safe use of opioids among their community members.

This partnership is an extension of the work that the Caring Foundation has been engaged in regarding the opioid epidemic. In 2017, the Caring Foundation partnered with Prairie Public Broadcast, Bell Bank and Dakota Medical Foundation to produce a 30-minute documentary on the opioid epidemic that was aired statewide. It can be viewed on our website at www.ndcaring.org.