End Overdose New York

Taken directly from http://endoverdoseny.com

Opioid and heroin overdoses now kill more people each year than traffic accidents and homicides combined. This is a public health crisis.

EndOverdoseNY is working to end overdose for all populations in New York.

Ending overdose in New York requires a multitude of approaches that center compassion, humanity and dignity and work towards ending stigma around drug use and people who use drugs.

EndOverdoseNY seeks to analyze how overdose manifests across different New York communities in order to present sound policy recommendations that are grounded in science, compassion and human rights.

Action steps to end overdose:

  1. Prioritize universal access to three life-saving public health tools for all New Yorkers struggling with opioids: medication-assisted treatment, naloxone, and harm reduction services.

  2. Invest in innovative strategies for an evolving epidemic: the new challenges of fentanyl bring a renewed urgency to not only intensifying and scaling up existing approaches, but embracing new, evidence-based interventions to save lives.

  3. Commit to public education that provides information and hope.

Read more at http://endoverdoseny.com/action-steps/

Visit the End Overdose New York site to learn more about the End Overdose New York platform and get involved. You can also connect via Twitter at @EndOverdoseNY