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Naloxone Distribution Program

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Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan®, is a drug that can reverse the effect of an opioid or heroin overdose, and can be life-saving if administered in time. Naloxone can be given to anyone with symptoms of an opioid overdose.


Naloxone distribution program: Local health departments

To increase the amount of naloxone available in communities across Indiana, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has used state and federal funds to provide naloxone kits to local health departments (LHDs). ISDH has generated several grant opportunities in its naloxone distribution program, in which 63 LHDs were awarded and responsible for distributing the free kits and providing naloxone training within their communities (see map below). Listed below are quarterly reports summarizing the distribution activities for all of the participating LHDs in the first, second, and third grant rounds of the naloxone distribution program.

First grant round 
RFP1 Quarter 1 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP1 Quarter 2 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP1 Quarter 3 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP1 Quarter 4 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report

RFP1 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Annual Report

Second grant round
RFP 2 Quarters 1 and 2 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP 2 Quarter 3 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP 2 Quarter 4 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report

Third grant round
RFP 3 Period 1 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP 3 Period 2 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP 3 Period 3 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report

Fourth grant round 
RFP4 Period 1 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP4 Period 2 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP4 Period 3 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP4 Period 4 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP4 Period 5 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP4 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Annual Report

If you are a lay responder, i.e. a non-medical personnel who acts in an emergency, and would like to find out where to get naloxone naloxone, please visit optin.IN.gov and type in your zip code to find an entity near you.

Naloxone distribution program: First responders

To complement the distribution program, ISDH is working with Overdose Lifeline to train first responders in rural communities to carry and administer naloxone. ISDH is targeting 49 rural counties that represent 1.47 million Indiana residents (22.3% of the total population). These counties have high rates of non-fatal emergency department visits due to opioid overdose and a lower reported use of naloxone by first responders. As part of this effort, the ISDH is also expanding the Indiana Recovery and Peer Support Initiative for referral to treatment.

Since the opening of the grant opportunity, 219 first responder agencies serving 44 rural counties were awarded a total of around 8,000 naloxone kits. Several more grant rounds will be opened in the future. Any first responder agency interested in applying should contact Naloxone Program Manager, Cassidy Johnson, at casjohnson@isdh.in.gov or 317-234-6425.

The 49 rural counties that are eligible to receive naloxone kits are listed below. The counties listed in bold have been awarded naloxone by ISDH.

Adams

Blackford

Cass

Clinton

Crawford

Daviess

Decatur

DeKalb

Dubois

Fayette

Fountain

Franklin

Fulton

Gibson

Grant

Greene

Henry

Huntington

Jackson

Jay

Jefferson

Jennings

Knox

Kosciusko

Lagrange

Lawrence

Marshall

Martin

Miami

Montgomery

Noble

Orange

Parke

Perry

Pike

Pulaski

Randolph

Ripley

Rush

Spencer

Starke

Steuben

Switzerland

Tipton

Wabash

Warren

Wayne

White

Union

 

Post-card survey results

To better understand lay responder experiences during both pre- and post-naloxone administration, ISDH has partnered with the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health to administer surveys to lay responders who received a naloxone kit from a LHD. Please view the enclosed document to learn more about this study and to view the results.

ISDH naloxone map

Contact Information:
Cassidy McNamee
Naloxone Program Manager, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention
CasMcNamee@isdh.in.gov
317-234-6425

Page last updated 1/30/20.