Presentation and Training
September 13, 2019: We held our first Opioid Overdose Recognition and Prevention On-Site Training at Muhlenberg College with Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) and Peer Health Advocates at Muhlenberg (PHAM).
Awarded PA DDAP Grant
October 29, 2019: We are honored to have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (PA DDAP) to distribute Narcan and lead trainings on opioid overdose recognition and prevention.
PA State Opioid Response Meeting
November 20, 2019: We attended a meeting with the PA DDAP to discuss the State perspective on the opioid crisis and its efforts to combat it.
Campus Community Opioid Initiative Kickoff
January 16, 2020: We held a public event at Muhlenberg College to kick off our grant and efforts to lead trainings on opioid overdose recognition and prevention in the Lehigh Valley.
Partnered with PA DDAP
January 16, 2020: We are excited to have signed a partnership with Governor Tom Wolf, Secretary Jennifer Smith, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
February 3, 2020: We trained and certified over 50 students as community health educators. They will be assigned to community centers, libraries, schools, and businesses to connect with individuals who are interested in being trained in opioid overdose recognition and prevention.
Community Organization On-site Training
February - May 2020: We developed partnerships with local Lehigh Valley community organizations and scheduled on-site trainings on opioid overdose recognition and prevention.
Transitioned Training Model
June - July 2020: We transitioned our training model from in-person to online in response to COVID-19.
Launched Virtual Trainings
August 2020: We launched two types of online training: virtual training with live q&a and on-demand (instant) virtual training