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PHARMACY SAFE STORAGE PROGRAM

one powerful pledge

Join pharmacies around Washington that are making a difference. Sign up for the 120-day program to receive free materials and free locking bags for your customers.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Pharmacies are asked to follow three key steps to ensure the program is successful and can continue for years to come.

 

1. HAVE A CONVERSATION

Have a conversation with all patients who receive opioid medications to see if they would like a free locking bag and pledge to lock up their medications.
 

 

2. SUBMIT

Track your activities each week and submit them electronically using our program report form.

 

2. SHARE THE IMPACT

Post the pledge forms and program materials around your pharmacy to show the impact that the program is having for your community to reduce the risks of opioid misuse.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

After you sign up for the 120-day program, we will be in touch with you to go over the program requirements and materials that you will receive to implement the program in your pharmacy.

LOCKING BAGS

A supply of free locking bags to provide to patients who receive opioid prescriptions.

PROMOTION

Promotion of your pharmacy's involvement within your market area through media relations and social media

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

Promotional materials including posters, informational rack cards, ready-to-use social media posts, eNews content and pledge forms.

ONGOING SUPPORT

Ongoing support to ensure a straight-forward and smooth implementation of the program.

PROGRAM MATERIALS

When you sign up for the program, we will send you all of the materials that you need. If you need extra toolkit materials you can download them here and print them at a local print shop.

Poster

Download

Pledge Form

Download

Rack Card

Download

Social Media Posts

Download

Fact Sheet

Download

Training Guide

Download

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DECREASE OPIOID MISUSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

SIGN UP NOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SAFE STORAGE PROGRAM.

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“This program was a great resource to empower our customers to play an important role in minimizing opioid misuse in our community. Providing patients with a locking bag was a powerful way to help them overcome barriers for practicing safe medication storage.”

– Andrew Heinz, Pharmacist and Owner of Kirk’s Pharmacy

Kirk Heinz, Founder of Kirk’s Pharmacy

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 
The Pharmacy Safe Storage program, funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority, challenges pharmacies across the state to help keep opioid prescriptions safely stored by providing free locking bags for patients and asking community members to pledge to lock up their meds.
 
The program highlights the leadership role pharmacies play in advising people about preventing opioid misuse. The pilot program showed that by simply asking customers if they would commit to locking up opioid medications, and providing a free locking bag to those who needed it, pharmacists successfully helped people follow through on this important prevention behavior.

Click to viewor download our pilot program overview

Last year, Kirk’s Pharmacy in Pierce County participated in the program, distributing 270 locking bags and receiving 352 pledges to lock up opioid medications in their community.

383

PEOPLE

were talked to about the safe storage program

270

LOCKING BAGS

were distributed over a three-month period

352

PEOPLE

pledged to lock up their medications

62%

OF PEOPLE

said their pharmacist influenced their behavior

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Katie Wright

katiew@wearedh.com

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