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C-FORT (Opioid Response)



Who We Are:

Cumberland-Fayetteville Opioid Response Team (C-FORT ) is dedicated to improving the opioid response in our community through a collaborative effort among local government and community stakeholders. C-FORT is committed to identifying strategies that will impact the opioid issue while creating a sustainable community response for years to come.

To achieve the collaborative, multi-faceted approach so crucial to tackling the opioid crisis in North Carolina, the UNC School of Government is supporting this collaborative learning model by providing direct support to each of the North Carolina communities. In early 2018, our community wasselected as one of 10 sites across the state to receive funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to engage in a collective impact initiative to bring stakeholders together to develop localized potential solutions to the opioid crisis. This is a two-year initiative in which team members meet monthly to engage in a series of planning activities to include assessing community resources and gaps, reviewing data surrounding the issue, goal setting and strategic planning.

Everyone is invited to join the work of C-FORT. We currently have over 90 stakeholders participating with C-FORT. We believe everyone can play a critical role in these efforts and hope you will join to impact the lives of Cumberland County residents.

To learn more, contact:
Christopher Jacobs, Project Coordinator


C-FORT Representatives

C-FORT is constantly growing as new stakeholders join the team. Below is a list of agencies with representatives:

Alliance Health   Cumberland County Schools
Army Civil Affairs  Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Cape Fear Valley Health  Fayetteville Technical Community College
Cape Fear Valley Health Community Paramedicine  Fayetteville State University student body
Carolina Treatment Center
 Fayetteville VA Medical Center
Communicare  Insight NC
City of Fayetteville Manager's Office  Methodist University
City of Fayetteville Police Department  Myrover-Reese
Cumberland County Board of Commissioners  NC Harm Reduction Coalition
Cumberland County Public Health
 NC Remove the Stigma Foundation
Cumberland County Social Services   Physician's Assistant
Cumberland County District Attorney's Office
 Stedman-Wade Health Services
Cumberland County District Court Judge's Office  Southern Regional AHEC
Cumberland County EMS
 Veteran’s Affairs
Cumberland County Library
 Veterans Treatment Court
Cumberland County Manager's Office
 Womack Army Medical Center


Cumberland County Opioid Injury & Death Data

Unfortunately, our community is one of several communities hit hard by opioid-related injury and death. Data from the Injury & Violence Prevention Branch indicates in 2016 Cumberland County lost 56 residents to unintentional drug poisonings. Preliminary data for 2017 indicates this number significantly climbed to 79.  In 2017, there were almost 20 million opioid pills dispensed in Cumberland County. For more local data, visit To see county level data, scroll to “County Overdose Slide Set” and to see county level emergency room data, scroll to “NC DETECT Opioid Overdose ED Visits Reports”

Contact Us

1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659
Phone TTY: 910-223-9386

Director: Dr. Jennifer Green