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Rural Project Examples from FORHP Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Program

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SLV N.E.E.D.: Naloxone Education Empowerment Distribution Program

funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Updated/reviewed August 2020

  • Need: Growing concern in rural Colorado communities regarding prescription and illegal opioid overdoses.
  • Intervention: Education efforts for health workers and the larger community, in addition to establishing a naloxone overdose reversal drug program.
  • Results: In addition to continuing to train nearly all first responders to administer naloxone, the organization provides harm reduction education in various community settings.