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Congratulations to Dr. Kara Geren and Dr. Kimberly Chea on their recent Maricopa Medical Foundation grant!
We have recently been awarded a grant from the Maricopa Medical Foundation which will help fund our efforts to develop an Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution program, the first hospital-based program in Arizona. We will be launching a pilot program that allows physicians to prescribe take home naloxone kits to patients at risk for opiate overdose. Part of this pilot will study the efficacies of different educational interventions: written pamphlet vs. video education. This project has been a dedicated effort among many people including fellow resident Ashley Carter, ED pharmacists Aimee Mishler and Dan Hays, as well as our community partner, Haley Coles from Sonoran Prevention Works.