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.
Successful grantees are expected to be involved with active naloxone training and distribution programs, including but not limited to:
- Public health departments
- Mental health workers
- Substance abuse clinic staff
- Fire departments, EMS agencies and police departments
- Social workers
- Harm Reduction Community
- Methadone clinics
- Clean Syringe Exchanges
- Safe Injection Sites
- Survivor/Family networks
- Narcotics Anonymous