Originally posted by the Network for Public Health Law
Presenters: (Moderator) Damika Webb, J.D., Law Fellow, Center for Health Law Policy and Practice, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Caleb Banta-Green, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health, Eliza Wheeler, M.S./M.P.A., DOPE Project Manager, Harm Reduction Coalition, San Francisco,, Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Staff Attorney, The Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region and National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
Fatal drug overdose has increased more than six-fold in the past three decades, and now claims the lives of more than 36,000 Americans every year. Many of these deaths are caused by opioids. Opioid overdose is typically reversible through the timely administration of the drug naloxone. In this webinar, presenters will provide an overview of the history of overdose education and take-home-naloxone distribution programs. The current state of the medical, legal and policy environments that affect these programs will be discussed as well as options for expanding overdose knowledge and take-home-naloxone access in the future.