Project

PDO21

PDO21

Principal Investigator: Winograd, Rachel
August 31, 2021 - August 30, 2026
Funder: SAMHSA
Official Title: PDO21 -- Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Related Deaths

PDO21 aims to reduce the incidence of fatal opioid overdose and adverse events through increased training and naloxone distribution. This project focuses on accomplishing this through 5 primary goals: 1) Assessing and identifying gaps in existing infrastructure, referral capacity, and training needs of frontline workers in Missouri, especially in regions with the largest number of overdose deaths 2) Develop and implement new training focused on drug user health, harm reduction, and skills training for Peer Specialists and Community Health Workers 3) Expand dissemination of existing in-person and virtual OEND training curriculum 4) Increase naloxone distribution in high-need areas with insufficient access through direct supplies and mail-order programs 5) Increase knowledge and capacity for referrals to appropriate treatment and recover services for overdose survivors at-risk of adverse events.

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