Evaluation of an Experimental Educational Module on Opioid-Related Occupational Safety to Minimize Barriers to Overdose Response Among Police Officers
Funded by: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
Project dates: September 2018 - September 2022
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Janie

Overdose deaths are currently the largest cause of accidental death in the U.S .and opioid-related overdose deaths constitute the overwhelming majority of these deaths. Demands for a knowledge-base for effective law enforcement interventions is growing. This study will provide a knowledge base regarding key obstacles and facilitators of the willingness and preparedness of police to administer naloxone and related risk reduction practices and evaluate the efficacy of a web-based opioid-related occupational safety and risk reduction curriculum. Findings from this study will be applied to the development and implementation of effective interventions for police officers aimed at harmonizing law enforcement practices with public health goals.

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