BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Northampton County Heroin and Opioid Overdose Task Force is receiving a $103,123 state grant.
The grant will allow the task force to implement initiatives to increase community-based education and awareness, access to treatment and access to naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.
Members of the task force will work with pharmacies to increase the availability of naloxone, as well as increasing access to treatment for inmates upon release.
The task force was formed in 2016.
It is made up of these organizations: Bethlehem Health Bureau, Northampton County Drug & Alcohol Division, Northampton County Coroner, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, City of Bethlehem Emergency Medical Service, City of Bethlehem Police Department, Bangor Police Department, Northampton County Department of Corrections, Center for Humanistic Change, Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley and Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation.
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