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.
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
In 2019, End Overdose Together was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Pennsylvania Department of Drug
and Alcohol (PA DDAP).
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.
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 nonprofit 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.
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.
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.
End Overdose Together is supported by and has partnered with Muhlenberg College,
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.