Naloxone Community Health Worker/Representative Program
What is Opioid Use Disorder and Naloxone?
Many in our communities are struggling with accidental opioid overdoses. Opioids are heroin, prescription drugs like hydrocodone and oxycodone, and other drugs with fentanyl (a strong and potentially lethal opioid). Opioid Use Disorder is a medical condition that may cause an individual to be at risk for a possibly fatal overdose. Naloxone is a life-saving Opioid overdose reversal drug that can be used by anyone. Save a live. Carry Naloxone.
The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH), in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Sonoran Prevention Works, and the Arizona Community Health Workers Association, identified and executed strategies to integrate care and prevent opioid-related deaths by building the capacity of Community Health Workers and Representatives (CHW/Rs).
The AzCRH Naloxone CHW/R Team will:
- Host naloxone trainings for AZ Community Health Workers and Representatives
- Encourage collaborations between EMS organizations and their local CHW/Rs and Peer Support Specialists
► Request a training here: https://is.gd/naloxonetraining
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