In 2018, North Carolina’s retailer violation rate (RVR) was 20.8%, exceeding the federal target rate for the first time in 20 years. This put our state in jeopardy of losing up to 40% of its Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG). As a result, new protocols and partnerships were established, which revamped the entire Synar program. With your help and the collaboration and support of many statewide partners, we were able to lower the state’s RVR. At this meeting, we review this past year’s journey, share Synar program-related data and reveal the new “unofficial” RVR for the state.
Synar prevention providers, LME/MCOs, ALE, State lawmakers, DHHS staff and leadership
Location and Accommodations
The meeting was held at the Cambria Hotel in Morrisville, NC.
Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.