BSHRC’s Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) program is authorized by the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to provide free opioid overdose response trainings to potential witnesses of opioid-related overdose in Maryland. BSHRC was the first program outside of the Baltimore City Health Department to provide naloxone to bystanders in Baltimore. Since 2014, BSHRC has trained over 300 people in Baltimore city and in three Maryland counties.
- The one-hour OEND training focuses on recognizing an opioid overdose (e.g. from heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone) and administering naloxone (also known as Narcan), a life-saving medication that reverses opioid overdose.
- Participants are offered a free Naloxone prescription and kit as well as a certificate of completion at the end of each training.
- The training also provides background on opioids, the policy landscape in Maryland, legal rights and harm reduction.
- Each training is tailored for the audience and setting. Our target audiences have included parents and peers of people who use opioids.
We also offer Overdose Education Trainings for Health Professionals, particularly tailored for current and future physicians and nurse practitioners.
BSHRC also provides capacity building for local organizations setting up an OEND program.
- Charm City Clinic
- Chase Brexton
- DIY Fest – Baltimore
- Free School, Red Emma’s
- JustAdvice® Clinic
- Healthcare for the Homeless
- Institutes for Behavior Resources
- Johns Hopkins Medicine, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
- Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Living Classrooms
- Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
- New Antioch Church
- Program in Assertive Community Treatment at Maryland
- PACT @ UMB
- Sistas of the “T”
- UMBC Students for Sustainable Drug Policy
- University of Maryland School of Nursing
- Women Accepting Responsibility
- Youth Empowered Society (YES Drop-In Center)