Tag Archives: drug overdoses

Quick Response Teams: Lessons Learned from a Review of Ohio’s Naloxone Plus Programs

In response to the opioid crisis, many police and first responders implemented deflection programs, a unique collaboration between public health and public safety. These initiatives “deflect” individuals with substance use disorders away from the justice system and ERs by connecting them to behavioral health care or other needed community-based services.

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First Responder Deflection Programs: Partnerships Across Disciplines

Our research report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice discusses the methodology, key findings, and policy implications of a national survey on first responder deflection (FRD) programs. Read: Designed to Do Good: Key Findings on the Development and Operation of First Responder Deflection Programs 

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To Prevent Overdose Deaths, Buprenorphine Policy Must Change

by Oxiris Barbot, MD This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. New York City successfully bent the curve of overdose deaths in 2018 for the first time in almost a decade. Still, 1,444 people died of drug overdose, leaving behind families and loved ones. The tragedy of this epidemic is

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The Opioid Epidemic: Where Do the Numbers Stand and Where Can We Focus Our Efforts? A Video and Interview

JPHMP presents Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach, a new series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. This month’s post includes a video depicting the current status of the opioid epidemic, with an estimated 1.6 million more people

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