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Philadelphia Department of Public Health

500 S. Broad St.

1st Floor Auditorium

Philadelphia, PA 19146

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With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan.

Trainings will be held at 500 South Broad Street, in the 1st Floor Auditorium on the following dates:

  • Friday, January 12th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday, January 26th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Drug abuse and overdoses are an ongoing crisis in Philadelphia, killing more than 900 people in 2016. The Medical Examiner reports that 80% of our fatal overdoses involve opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. This training will teach you concrete actions you can take to help combat the opioid crisis and prevent fatal overdoses. Trainees will learn:

  • Information about the current state of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia
  • Potential risk factors for opioid overdose
  • Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
  • Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it
  • The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose
  • Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection

Register today to reserve your spot today, space is limited.

For more information on Philadelphia's plans to address the opioid crisis, visit the Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia.

For any questions, please contact overdose.prevention@phila.gov.

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Philadelphia Department of Public Health

500 S. Broad St.

1st Floor Auditorium

Philadelphia, PA 19146

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