The primary goal of the MO-HOPE Project is to create system level changes that will result in fewer opioid overdose deaths. A key component of that effort is to offer those who are at highest risk of experiencing or encountering an opioid overdose with the tools and knowledge to act.
MO-HOPE currently offers overdose education and response trainings for emergency responders and substance use treatment providers. Over the coming months, trainings will expand to other professional groups and the general public. A brief description of the emergency responder and substance use treatment provider trainings are provided below:
Overdose Response and Naloxone Training Program for Emergency Responders:
- Opioid Overdose Background: Learn about substance use disorder and opioid overdose causes and trends
- Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response: Learn how to correctly identify and respond to an overdose event, including how to properly administer naloxone
- Managing Overdose Situations: Learn how to effectively and compassionately work with individuals who have just experienced or witnessed an overdose
- MO-HOPE Evaluation: Learn how to participate in MO-HOPE evaluation protocols, including the completion of “Overdose Field Reports” when naloxone is used to reverse an overdose
*A supply of naloxone (AdaptPharma Narcan nasal spray) will be given to participating agencies for use in the field.
Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) Training for Substance Use Treatment Providers:
- Opioid Overdose Background: Learn about opioid overdose causes and trends, including existing efforts to combat the opioid crisis and legislative protections for naloxone use and dispensing
- Opioid Overdose Prevention, Recognition, and Response: Learn how to correctly identify and respond to an overdose event, including how to administer naloxone
- OEND programming: Learn about the empirical basis for OEND programming and how to conduct OEND with your clients/patients at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose
*A supply of naloxone (AdaptPharma Narcan nasal spray) will be available for participating agencies and organizations if eligible. For more information on eligibility (e.g., non-profit status, presence of a facility standing order), please complete the “Request a Training” form and a MO-HOPE staff member will contact you.