The Iowa Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) is a two-year, state-wide initiative to expand and enhance opioid use disorder prevention and treatment services across Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) awarded Prelude grant funds through STR to perform a needs assessment of opioid use in Johnson, Washington, Iowa and Cedar counties in Eastern Iowa. The assessment was facilitated by Prelude’s prevention staff and the results were shared with community members at an event hosted by Prelude. We also received funds to provide training on the use of Narcan and distributed 72 boxes of the medication to local law enforcement agencies and first responders. Narcan (naloxone) is designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose by binding to opioid receptors and blocking the effects of opioids.
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