The Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation will provide 200 safe drug disposal pouches to seniors in the community
November 19, 2021
DECATUR, GA – The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) today announced a donation of 200 safe drug disposal kits to the Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation.
RALI, an organization dedicated to educating and providing resources to help prevent the misuse of prescription medicines, partnered with the Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation as they continue their important work to advance diabetes educational programs for medically underserved communities throughout Georgia. The Foundation will be distributing these safe disposal pouches during drug disposal activities with OneStreet Residential 65 Plus Properties on November 18 and December 7.
“The Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation is celebrating nine years of advocacy in our community,” said Mutima Jackson-Anderson. “Many of the folks we work with take multiple medications, so providing them safe and reliable resources to dispose of unused medications safely is incredibly helpful. It’s so important that our seniors have access to simple disposal methods and we are happy to partner with RALI on this effort in making sure our community stays safe from the damaging effects of substance misuse. Additionally, the drug disposal kits donation can help reduce negative environmental impact.”
“Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is a longtime partner of RALI,” said General Barrye L. Price, PhD, President and CEO of CADCA. “Safe disposal and prevention efforts are essential in making sure our communities are able to combat the opioid epidemic in an effective and proactive way. We are grateful to organizations like the Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation for their efforts in addressing health equity and education, because important work like that is what makes for stronger and safer communities.”
Learn more about the Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation here and learn more about safe disposal and additional ways to address the opioid epidemic at raliusa.org.
The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) supports programs that help prevent the misuse of prescription medicines so that more lives can be saved from the opioid crisis. We do this by bringing together community leaders and elected officials who are committed to finding effective solutions and sharing ideas that will make a difference across the state.