BENZODIAZEPINE INFORMATION COALITION

Midvale, UT   |  www.benzoinfo.com

Mission

Educating about the potential adverse effects of benzodiazepines taken as prescribed.

Ruling year info

2016

Director

Christy Huff M.D.

Main address

1042 Fort Union Blvd. PMB 1030

Midvale, UT 84047 USA

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EIN

81-3442343

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ashton Manual Distribution Program

We adapted the Ashton Manual, one of the most important documents in the benzodiazepine literature, into several easy-to-share formats including on our website, PDF, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. We share the manual worldwide for free. Through our efforts, the Ashton Manual is ranked the number one best seller in both pharmacology and medication drug guides on Amazon.

Population(s) Served

We partnered with the Colorado Consortium to form the Benzodiazepine Action Work Group. Through this group, we develop programs and further awareness in the state of Colorado.

Population(s) Served

Our website provides educational information to millions worldwide. We also maintain a blog filled with original content, along with our Benzo Bulletin of interesting articles and the latest research about benzodiazepines. With millions of hits, we’ve provided valuable information to patients, providers and the public alike. Our blog can be found here.

Population(s) Served

We advocate for an accurate benzodiazepine informed consent process to be implemented at the time of prescription and cessation. See our Informed Consent for more information. Members of our organization have testified in legislative efforts in support of informed consent. Some testimony is available on our YouTube.

Population(s) Served

An initiative to correct inaccurate addiction terminology in the media and medical community.

Population(s) Served

We speak about prescribed benzodiazepine harm and related topics in the media, including print, video, podcast, and in a professional capacity at various events and conferences. To see some of our work visit Media Outreach and Professional Speaking. A playlist of some of our podcasts is available on Spotify.

Population(s) Served


We are collaborating on several research projects, including a study on developing a toolkit for safely deprescribing benzos, and a series of papers reporting results from a benzodiazepine patient experience survey. Our past research can be viewed on Research and Publications.

Population(s) Served

We developed our own literature regarding safe benzodiazepine deprescribing and speak regularly about the importance of safer cessation. See resources and our impact for more information.

Population(s) Served

We educate on various social media platforms about prescribed benzodiazepine harm. Our social media outreach program has provided information to millions.

Population(s) Served
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Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated Non-Profit 2017

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We seek change by educating and partnering with doctors, mental health providers, journalists, lawmakers, researchers, the benzodiazepine-impacted community, and society at large.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BENZODIAZEPINE INFORMATION COALITION

Board of directors
as of 03/19/2022
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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes