Projects: naloxone

carrynaloxONe: Get ready. Get trained. Save lives.

 

 

A toolkit for Ontario Public Health Units to support eligible community based organizations in distributing naloxone to clients is being developed.

 

The carrynaloxONe toolkit will support Ontario Public Health Units (PHU) in carrying out their mandate under the Harm Reduction Program Enhancement Initiative funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This initiative will expand the distribution of naloxone through the Ontario Naloxone Program and aims to reach people who use drugs where they are.

 

PHUs serve as naloxone distribution hubs for eligible community based organizations, which include shelters, outreach organizations, AIDS service organizations, Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, and withdrawal management programs. Through these organizations, naloxone is distributed on an ongoing basis to individuals at risk of an opioid overdose, or family and friends of individuals at risk of opioid overdose. PHUs also distribute naloxone to police and fire services.

 

This toolkit is being developed by the Ontario HIV and Substance Use Training Program (OHSUTP) with support from the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). If you have any questions about the toolkit, please contact ccsapp@ohsutp.ca or  susan.eckerlecurwood@camh.ca.

 

Below you will find resources to support you in carrying out the Harm Reduction Program Enhancement Initiative.  

 

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The Harm Reduction Program Enhancement Community of Practice is a place for representatives of Public Health Units or their designated or

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Sample organizational policies and procedures can be downloaded here, as well as sample contracts between PHUs and eligible organizations

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Tools for ordering, storing, and distributing naloxone can be accessed here.

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Access required reporting forms here.

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Templates for posters, information cards, and other client-facing communication materials can be downloaded here.

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Read Frequently Asked Questions about the 

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PHUs can use these materials to train eligible community organizations in naloxone distribution and usage, inventory and storage protocol

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Respectful Language Guidelines (coming soon)

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Staff and clients should be properly debriefed in the event of response to an overdose.  This section includes a debriefing guide for ove

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Additional resources coming soon.

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