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Day: January 6, 2023

Responding to Opioid Overdoses in Alaska

Recognizing the disproportionate effects the overdose epidemic has had on rural Alaska residents, the Alaska Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) team works to organize and support overdose prevention and response activities within this population. As opioids are often available in rural villages before sufficient treatment and harm reduction resources, specific communities and demographics see higher-than-average rates […]

Riverside County Sheriff Department to Implement Naloxone for Direct Inmate Access

The California (Los Angeles / Riverside) Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) team sought to identify a strategy for appropriate naloxone access in county jail facilities. Soliciting insights from the LA County Chief Medical Officer, the CA (LA/Riverside) ORS team learned that direct inmate access in jail dormitories and free naloxone vending machines in guest spaces resulted […]

Naloxone Training for the Steamship Authority

Following an overdose spike on ferry transportation to the islands on Massachusetts, the MA Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) team planned and hosted a meeting to build partnerships between the Coast Guard, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and the Steamship Authority to discuss needs and resources available to address the overdose trend in the state. […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Staff Training in Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration

The Missouri Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) team invited key stakeholders to the 2022 MO Overdose Prevention Summit, hosted by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services, and collaborated with them at the event. Invitations to the Summit included the University of Missouri St. Louis – Missouri Institute of Mental […]