Implementation of Overdose Prevention Practices in Permanent Supportive Housing
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: May 2022 - March 2027
Principal Investigator: Doran, Kelly

Focused attention on marginalized populations and the social conditions affecting overdose is critically important to forestall deaths and reduce widening inequities. This study will use a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial and qualitative interviews to examine the implementation of evidence based practices to prevent overdose in permanent supportive housing— housing that serves formerly homeless individuals who face disproportionately high risk for overdose—in New York City and New York’s Capital Region. Findings will lay the groundwork for widespread implementation of overdose prevention practices in permanent supportive housing, as well as inform similar implementation efforts for other housing settings that serve at-risk populations.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Doran KM, Torsiglieri A, Blaufarb S, Hernandez P, Melnick E, Velez L, Cleland CM, Neighbors C, O'Grady MA, Shelley D (2023).
The POP (Permanent Supportive Housing Overdose Prevention) Study: Protocol for a hybrid type 3 stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial
Implementation Science, 18 (1), 21. doi: 10.1186/s13012-023-01278-z. PMCID: PMC10246871.