City of Hartford Dept. of Health & Human Services
In Collaboration with the
Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc.
Invite you to join us for a
OPIOID OVERDOSE AWARENESS & PREVENTION
Part 3: Facilitating Engagement, Addressing the Crisis
PURPOSE: Part 3 in this Series will explore how various entities are addressing the opioid epidemic; seeking engagement and collaboration outside of normal silos; and empowering those with substance use disorders, along with their impacted families and friends, to affect positive change.
- Hartford Police will soon begin carrying Naloxone and will be on hand to discuss an effort to provide timely information to the community, specifically addressing the drug using population.
- Emergency Rooms provide acute care, but are now beginning to add Recovery Coaches and other interventions to address the underlying needs of overdose patients.
- Recovery Support Services (RSS) funded by the Access To Recovery (ATR) federal grant and The Access Line (563.4086) provide a myriad of access points to resources for treatment services.
- Neighborhood Pharmacists are reaching out to communities in an effort to make Naloxone more available and provide methods for proper disposal of unused medications.
- Faith-Based Organizations are exploring methods to reach their congregations and impacted neighborhoods.
- Community-Based Organizations are offering opioid overdose awareness and prevention trainings and dispensing Naloxone.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center at Pope Park
30 Pope Park Drive, Hartford, CT 06106
Light refreshments will be served at 5:15pm, therefore please
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This event is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
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