About

MISSION

End Overdose Together is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization leading trainings on opioid

overdose recognition, prevention, and Narcan (naloxone) administration to all people

and organizations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

 

VISION

End Overdose Together is committed to ensuring that all individuals and organizations

are educated on addiction and aware, able, and ready to deliver Narcan when faced with

an opioid overdose. 

 

IMPACT TO DATE

As of August 2022, we have successfully trained over 2,250 individuals and over 500 organizations

in opioid overdose recognition and Narcan administration. We distributed over 2,000 doses of

Narcan to individuals and organizations. 

 

Preliminary data from our trainings shows:

  • 96.0% of Pennsylvanians and 98.5% of students report an increase in awareness                                                                     and understanding of opioid overdose recognition and Narcan adminstration                                                                        following one of our trainings.
  • 95.1% of Pennsylvanians and 77.6% of students report their preparedness                                                                                                to respond to an opioid overdose as a 4/5 or 5/5 following one of our trainings.
  • 95.7% of Pennsylvanians and 92.2% of students report our training as beneficial                                                                                  or very beneficial.

 

BACKGROUND

In 2021, the most recent year for which accurate data is available, Pennsylvania

experienced over 5,438 overdose deaths, of which 4,622 (85%) were opioid-related.

Experts note that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid epidemic.

For many opioid overdoses, recognition and the administration of Narcan (naloxone)

can mean the difference between life and death.

 

End Overdose Together is a student-led grassroots movement to train and mobilize

over 100 students to lead over 1,000 such trainings to reach 10,000 people about

opioid overdose recognition and Narcan adminstration.

 

MODEL

End Overdose Together trains student educators to provide virtual trainings in opioid

overdose recognition and prevention. Our trainings are available to all individuals and

organizations - community centers, libraries, schools, police/fire departments, and

businesses - who are interested in being trained in opioid overdose recognition and

prevention. At the end of each training, we will mail participants a FREE kit that

contains Narcan and materials to safely administer it.

 

TIMELINE

End Overdose Together has trained over 50 community health educators to host free, online

trainings. We welcome individuals and organizations to take our instant on-demand training

or schedule a training with us. In partnership with NEXT Distro, a free kit of Narcan will be

mailed for either training. 

 

Click HERE to get your kit of Narcan by taking our FREE INSTANT TRAINING now!

 

Click HERE to get your kit of Narcan by scheduling a FREE virtual training today!

 

PARTNERS

End Overdose Together is supported by and has partnered with Muhlenberg College,

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (PA DDAP), and

Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services, Prevention Point Pittsburgh, and

NEXT Distro

 

PRIOR SUCCESS

End Overdose Together is based on the continuing work of a similar effort in New Jersey

called the Opioid Overdose Prevention Network, which distributes naloxone kits and leads

on-site community trainings around opioid overdose recognition and prevention.