Working Together to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths
Leads: Peter Davidson, Heather Edney, Amber Roth, & Shoshanna Scholar
Naloxone is a medication that quickly and effectively treats the life-threatening symptoms of an opioid overdose. Naloxone kits should be accessible to everyone, including all emergency responders, law enforcement and those in criminal justice settings, treatment providers, and people that access drug treatment, as well as their friends and family members. In order for this intervention to work, this medication must first be recognized as one of the most important tools available in combating opioid overdoses and must be made widely available.
The Naloxone Access Action Team will:
- Strengthen existing LA County naloxone distribution programs and expand naloxone distribution by training at least four (4) new provider
agencies by October 1, 2016.
- Develop an implementation plan/ strategic plan for creating a centralized reporting system electronic database and community interview data
collection for overdose program data to be operated by the LA DPH/ SAPC by October 1, 2016.