Sustaining and Strengthening Community University Partnership to Develop a Web-based Naloxone Training Curriculum for Law Enforcement Officers


Since August 2015, officers from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) have been trained to use intranasal naloxone and have already successfully rescued 38 lives from opioid overdoses. Intranasal naloxone offers an innovative route to administer naloxone through a needleless system that protects officers from needle stick injuries. Thus, our overarching goal is to further build our existing partnership and develop organizational capacity among the University of Michigan, WCSO, and Home of New Vision (substance use treatment center) to develop an innovative web-based naloxone training curriculum for officers in effort to reduce opioid overdose mortality in Washtenaw County and beyond.

Status: Completed
Funding: MICHR Community University Partnership Seed Grant