Increasing Bystander Naloxone Distribution and Training for Prevention of Opiod Overdoses in Green County


Abigail Becker


Green County
Community Size
University of Wisconsin - Madison
UniverCity Year
Case Type
Project Stories
Focus Areas
Population Health Sciences
EPA Region 5, USA
University Department Code
Public Health
Sustainable Development Goals
03 Good Health and Well-Being
Population Type
Health Care Providers

Green County Health Services Department’s (GCHSD) Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) unit is committed to helping individuals in their community fight chemical dependencies and
substance abuse through primary treatment services, recovery, prevention, emergency care,
and the dissemination of information on addiction. In 2018, GCHSD AODA recognizes that there
is capacity to improve the resources for managing opioid-related overdoses (ODs) in their
community through the distribution of naloxone kits. Our proposed interventions will seek to
address this issue by increasing access to bystander naloxone as well as providing brief
educational trainings to potential carriers on the recognition of signs of OD, the appropriate
response to OD, and the proper administration of naloxone.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

UniverCity Year Contact Info
Gavin Luter
Managing Director

University Faculty Contact
Barbara Duerst
Population Health Sciences

Local Government / Community Contact

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