Source: CEPOP

This meeting featured a guest speaker (Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi) and reviewed CEPOP’s progress and growth in 2017.

The CEPOP Annual Strategy Session took place Monday, December 18 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

Below is the agenda of the items covered and a downloadable copy of the agenda document.


I. Special Guest Speaker – Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi

Member, President’s Commission on Combating Drug Abuse and the Opioid Crisis and Participant, CEPOP Launch Convening 2014

II. Welcome and Meeting Goals

III. CEPOP Progress and Growth in 2017

What did we accomplish and how did it impact the epidemic? Facilitated by General Art Dean & Van Ingram

A. Advocacy

B. Best Practices

C. Policy Initiatives

D. Briefings & External Awareness

IV. Development of a 2018 Agenda

Facilitated by Becky Salay & Rob Morrison

A. Open Discussion: Organization Priorities for CEPOP Participants

i. Trust for America’s Health – Well-Being Trust Report – www.
framing a continuing need for a balanced response

ii. Participant Priorities

A. Building Consensus for a 2018 Workplan

i. Policy – Should we continue to emphasize prevention? Is it time for another comprehensive federal bill or is CARA/Cures implementation our imperative?

ii. Working Groups – Are there ways to better engage existing and potential stakeholders?

  1. Safe Use & Prevention – Where is our focus in 2018? Addressing issues with access to safer medications or alternatives to opioids? Youth education?
  2. Take-Back & Anti-Diversion – Where is our focus in 2018? How do we improve
    the safety of the pharmaceutical life cycle to reduce misuse, abuse and diversion?
  3. Others – Are there other areas that CEPOP should focus on in 2018?Engaging
    other officials (e.g., Surgeon General)

iii. Awareness – What should CEPOP consider engaging in to raise organizational
awareness in 2018? Should we host a second ‘convening’ or state-based efforts?

iv. Resources (

V. Moving Forward

Facilitated by Mary Bono

A. Next Steps – Moving from strategy session to work plan.

B. Conclusion

Next CEPOP All-Participants Teleconference: Monday, January 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Download the agenda.