The DuPage County Health Department will get $1.5 million in federal funding within the next 4 years to supply emergency training and medicine to treat heroin overdoses along with other opioid abuse.
Fifty-five police force agencies along with other groups have fun playing the DNP. The majority are in DuPage County, even though the program serves servings of Prepare, Kane, Lake and can counties.
Additionally towards the DNP grant, the U.S. Department of Health insurance and Human Services has awarded $144 million in grants to avoid and treat opioid addiction, the discharge stated. The funding is run through the Drug Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The cash can help health care professionals, social workers, police officials yet others to cover “new strategies” in working with the opioid crisis, Tsagalis stated. “We are excited to possess funding that provides us multiple years” for training and programs, she stated.
Up to now this season, this program has saved 105 lives using Narcan, which reverses the results of heroin along with other drugs. The discharge stated DNP has saved 344 lives since being initiated in 2013.
“These funds will offer the existing efforts from the DuPage Narcan Program (DNP) in order to save lives, and let us create a better quality system for wrap-around services to survivors of opioid abuse.”
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin stated the DNP “has trained police across our county along with other counties across our region, saving numerous lives. This grant will enable us to carry on our efforts to lower the amount of heroin- and opioid-related deaths.”
Incorporated within the group would be the Naperville Police Department and it is fledgling “Connect For Existence” program. It will help drug users find doctors, social workers yet others who are able to enable them to in working with and beating their addictions.