Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

Status: Current
Year: 2017
Location: Massachusetts
Client: Nonprofits
Services Provided: Training and Technical Assistance
Technical Expertise: Substance Use


HRiA is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services to increase training opportunities for health and human services providers focused on opioid overdose prevention, recognition, and response. The goal is to help staff prepare for and be able to respond to opioid overdose emergencies.

As part of this two-year project, HRiA’s team will: (1) conduct a needs assessment to identify training needs and opportunities within health and human service programs across the state; (2) develop and conduct in-person trainings on opioid overdose prevention and response; (3) implement a train-the-trainer model to develop training capacity within targeted service sectors; (4) develop a website, and online and print products to support the trainings; (5) market training opportunities and resources; and (6) evaluate progress and outcomes.

Related Resources

The Overdose Prevention, Response, and Postvention: Promising Policies and Practices (publication/report)

Naloxone Fact Sheet (resource)

Prevention and Rescue Training offerings (resource)

Infographic – Training Evaluations (publication/report)

OOPTP Evaluation – Executive Summary (publication/report)