Opiate Overdose Outreach
FY17 The Opiate Overdose Outreach Pilot Program was implemented by the UDOH from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 with one-time funding of $250,000. With the purpose to provide funding to outreach providers for the purchase and distribution of naloxone
and training to individuals at risk of experiencing an opiate-overdose.
Outcomes (January 1, 2017–June 30, 2017)
- $236,037 awarded to 17 law enforcement agencies, five local health departments, and nine direct service agencies
- 3,821 naloxone kits purchased
- 2,671 naloxone kits disseminated
- 1,971 individuals received naloxone kits
- 54 lives known to be saved
After the pilot program ended in June 2017, the UDOH has had limited funding to meet the demand for naloxone around the state. Currently, the UDOH can only purchase 504 naloxone kits per quarter - or 168 kits per month - far below the number of naloxone requests UDOH staff receive for targeted naloxone distribution. With limited funding, staff at the UDOH purchase and disseminate naloxone kits across the state. These efforts are making a difference and saving lives.
Outcomes (May 1, 2018–May 24, 2019)
- 8,040 naloxone kits dissmeinated
- 16,080 does of naloxone were administered
- 255 lives known to be saved