August 14, 2020

Grant for Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution - due Dec.


Grantor: Trek Medics International

Additional Information

Trek Medics is offering grant support of up to $50,000 in funding to overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs seeking to save lives by connecting witnesses to opioid overdoses with nearby laypersons carrying naloxone in emergencies by mobile phone.

Within three months, support provided to grantees will help them to:
Increase the number of community responders able to respond to opioid overdoses
Reduce response times to opioid overdoses
Reduce the number of fatal opioid overdoses
Create a pivotal moment for intervention in getting persons with OUD into long-term treatment
Lay the foundation for further innovation to ultimately prevent any opioid overdoses from resulting in death.Successful grantees will be expected to carry out the following activities:Complete the technology training
Complete live technology simulations
Use the technology to respond to overdoses and administer naloxone
Participate in ongoing quality improvement efforts.

Eligibility: Successful grantees are expected to be involved with active naloxone training and distribution programs, including but not limited to:
Fire/EMS departments
Police departments 
Public health departments
Mental health workers
Substance abuse clinic staff