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The United States:

Opioid Crisis

 

 

Misuse of prescription medications and other opioid drugs have increased significantly over the years leading Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, to declare the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency in October of 2017. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME, 2020) 357 CT Residents lost their life due to a drug overdose in 2012, a number that has tripled the last 8 years. In 2020, the opioid crisis claimed the lives of 1,378 residents; an opioid was involved in 94% of those deaths, while fentanyl was involved in 84%.

 

 

 

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Overdose Data to Action

The Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) was awarded the Overdose Data to Action grant through the Department of Public Health (DPH) in March of 2020. In collaboration with the New Haven Health Department (NHHD) this new grant will allow us to expand our efforts to address the surging opioid crisis in the greater New Haven area. Working with the state DPH and other local partners, we aim to enhance our response to drug overdoses, strengthen public health interventions to prevent the misuse of opioids, improve protective behaviors, increase our communities awareness and reduce drug overdose morbidity and mortality.

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Trainings & Events

Saturday October 23rd, 2021- Medication Take Back Day 🗓

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a bi-annual event that allows residents across the U.S. to safely dispose of any unneeded or expired medications. Pop up locations are available across the state typically on the last Saturday in April & October from 10AM-2PM where you can safely and conveniently drop off medications, no questions…

October 3rd, Out of the Darkness Walk scheduled for Sunday 🗓

August 31st, Overdose Awareness Day 🗓

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