Establishing Peer Support Services and Linkages to Care for Overdose Response: A Toolkit and Roadmap for Health Departments

Voices of Hope was a key informant for The National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s 2 new reports Establishing Peer Support Services for Overdose Response: A Toolkit for Health Departments and Overdose Response and Linkage to Care: A Roadmap for Health Departments.

Establishing Peer Support Services for Overdose Response: A Toolkit for Health Departments: “Peer support services (PSS) are a valuable component of a growing number of overdose response and linkage to care initiatives that can be implemented and supported by local and state health departments. This toolkit is for local and state health departments and community partners who are exploring opportunities to implement or enhance PSS within overdose response and linkage to care initiatives. This toolkit provides information, resources, tools, actionable steps and real-world examples informed by the latest research, subject matter experts and experiences from diverse settings across the country.”

Overdose Response and Linkage to Care: A Roadmap for Health Departments: “Local and state health departments are uniquely well-suited to link people at risk of overdose to care and services to improve their health and wellbeing. To support linkage to care efforts for people at risk of overdose, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developed Overdose Response and Linkage to Care: A Roadmap for Health Departments, a technical assistance tool informed by real-world experience.”

2 Webinars from the

Webinar: Establishing Peer Support Services for Overdose Response: Strategies from the Field

Wednesday, March 23 at 1 – 2:30pm ET

Attendees of this webinar will hear from health department staff and peer support workers implementing overdose response initiatives across the country, who will discuss planning and implementation considerations for integrating peer support services in health departments. Register here!

Webinar: Linkage to Care to Prevent Overdose: Strategies from the Field

Tuesday, November 16 at 2 – 3:30pm ET

Attendees of this webinar heard directly from health department staff implementing a variety of these linkage to care strategies to prevent overdose. These strategies can be adapted and replicated to meet the needs of communities across the country.

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