Tag: Opioids

In first year, Grant county syringe exchange prevents disease, connects to treatment

In its first year of operation, the Grant County syringe access exchange program has helped 130 people prevent infectious diseases spread through IV drug use. Services are offered on Wednesday afternoons at the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s Grant County Health Center in Williamstown, Ky. The program launched on March 16, 2016. “The syringe access exchange […]

Community Invited to Health Center to Learn About Heroin Response, Syringe Exchhage

The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s Campbell County Health Center will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. At the event, community leaders and Newport residents can find out details about Northern Kentucky’s response to the heroin epidemic and learn more about the proposed syringe access exchange program. Health […]

New Online Tool Uses Data to Show Impact of Opioids

To better help the community understand the scope and impact of the heroin epidemic, the Northern Kentucky Health Department has developed an interactive opioid data story map. The online tool provides data on a variety of issues, including overdoses, blood-borne diseases and police/fire/EMS response, and provides a link to resources and organizations addressing the issue […]

NKY health centers to distribute overdose reversal kits

As part of on-going efforts to reduce the harm of heroin use, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is now offering free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers. The overdose reversal kits will be available at the following days, times and locations. Those interested are encouraged to call the health […]