Data Launch: Nicely being Unit Companions with Faith Leaders to Distribute Free Naloxone Kits

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Monday, June 20, 2022 | 4:45 pm | Windsor and Essex County

The Windsor-Essex County Nicely being Unit (WECHU) was joined by Rabbi Sholom Galperin, Bishop Fabbro, Imam Mohamed, and Reverend George Bozanich this morning to announce a partnership with native faith leaders to distribute naloxone kits to their respective congregations starting this upcoming weekend.

The nicely being unit emphasised the have an effect on of substance use and overdose all through all cultural and faith groups. By collaborating with faith-based organizations they intention to attain additional networks of people that might revenue from finding out additional about naloxone or who is also hesitant to amass a naloxone tools for his or her household. Together with the kits themselves, the WECHU is providing films, property, and education for faith leaders and people who attend their suppliers this weekend.

The additional naloxone kits in homes the upper off the group may be in accordance with WECHU’s Interim Medical Officer of Nicely being, Dr. Shanker Nestathurai, “The essential factor message is that having a naloxone tools in your own home might current an opportunity to avoid wasting numerous the lifetime of a person. It is on a regular basis increased to be prepared.”

Naloxone is accessible and never utilizing a prescription, or nicely being card, and with out cost from various pharmacies in Windsor-Essex County. In addition to, various native organizations current naloxone kits to purchasers on-site and with out cost. Go to for a list of pharmacies and areas. These areas current naloxone teaching sooner than giving out a tools.

Each naloxone tools incorporates two doses of naloxone nasal spray, instructions, the
‘5 Steps to Reply to an Opioid Overdose’, a rescue respiratory barrier for CPR, a client identifier card, and non-latex gloves.