Translation of Opiate Overdose Prevention Strategies (The OPT-IN Project)
In this study, we will use information gathered from potential interventionists at public health and healthcare settings to combine naloxone distribution practices with the BOS intervention and develop an online “toolkit” designed to facilitate translation into practice. Staff at partner organizations will then use the toolkit to deliver the combined interventions to their clients who are at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose. Our core partner is the Washtenaw County Health Initiative’s Opioid Project, which includes members across diverse settings (e.g., HIV outreach programs, shelters, addiction treatment, county health department, emergency departments). This project will use the translation framework of Enhanced Replicating Effective Programs (REP),12-14 which includes an online tool-kit package, the provision of training, and an external facilitator.