Peterborough Regional Overdose Preparedness Project

Peterborough Regional Overdose Preparedness Project (2017-2018)

The Peterborough Police Service with PDS and other supporting organizations received funding in July 2017 from Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing program to support the harm reduction work already happening in our community.

From September 2017 to March 2018, PDS undertook a number of project components to meet identified harm reduction needs in our community.

These activities included:

    • Supporting local pharmacists to distribute naloxone in their pharmacies.
    • A local training schedule of opioid training for employees at risk of needing to respond to an onsite overdose at work.
      • Training for service providers and specialized training for establishments that serve alcohol.
      • The training model created through this grant will continue to offer training beyond the end of the funding timeframe.
    • Development of informational resources that respond to community requests, including:
      • Information Sheets.
      • A policy document to help agencies develop a first-aid response policy to opioid overdoses.
    • Access to local online information about opioids.

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