Program Representative Interviewed: Fred Wells Brason II, President/CEO
Location: Wilkes County, North Carolina
Program Overview: Established in 2008, Project
Lazarus uses a public health model to address and
prevent drug overdose deaths. Community awareness is at the center of Project Lazarus, with other
components including prevention of overdose via medical education, use of rescue medication to
reverse overdoses, and monitoring and evaluation of project activities. Project Lazarus has been
replicated in over 85 counties in North Carolina as well as in communities in West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Read more about Project Lazarus in
RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations.
Models represented by this program: