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The MO-HOPE Project: One Year Later

In September of 2016, NCADA collaborated with the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health to create the MO-HOPE (Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) Project.

The goal of the MO-HOPE Project – funded through a SAMHSA grant – is to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Missouri through expanded access to prevention, public awareness, assessment, referral to treatment, overdose education and naloxone for those at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose event.

  • More than 50 partner organizations have received training, technical assistance, or naloxone.
    • 26 trainings provided for professional first responders
    • 544 professional first responders trained
    • 14 trainings for community members
    • 552 community members trained
  • 35,000 Overdose Symptoms & Resources cards distributed to first responders across Missouri
  • Ads in the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis American, and Out in STL, publicized overdose risk factors, and the availability of naloxone.
  • Mass transit posters and Facebook ads publicized Good Samaritan legislation.