Grant funds 2 new hires to combat substance misuse in Henderson County

Grant funds 2 new hires to combat substance misuse in Henderson County

Photo by Patrick Sullivan/Times-News File

By Rebecca Walter
Times-News Staff Writer

“Two peer support outreach specialists will be added to the growing efforts combating substance misuse in Henderson County, thanks to a recent Community Linkages to Care Grant Award.

The primary staff members for the Post-Overdose Response Team will be two peer support outreach specialists. These part-time positions will utilize the data provided by the two local emergency departments as well as county EMS to engage in follow-up within 72 hours for those who have experienced an overdose and/or been resuscitated by Naloxone, according to the proposal summary. The hope is to prevent repeat overdoses. “

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12/11/19

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