Onondaga Overdose Prevention
Onondaga Overdose Prevention is a certified opioid overdose prevention service through NYS Department of Health. The program teaches community members how to recognize the signs of an opiate overdose and how to respond using a naloxone (Narcan) rescue kit. During the education session, participants learn about the trends of drug use and overdose in our community and the many resources we have available for treatment and support. They are also offered direct referrals to other services such as insurance enrollment; healthcare; and case management. The education session combined with the distribution of naloxone results directly in lives saved.
Safety First Health Outreach Project (SFHOP)
The Safety First Health Outreach Project (SFHOP) conducts street and web-based outreach to high risk populations and engages those individuals in services based on the needs they personally identify. SFHOP is a mobile program, meeting the community and consumers where they are at, and offers a spectrum of prevention services, including: individual risk reduction assessment and counseling; rapid testing for HIV, viral hepatitis C (HCV), and syphilis; STD screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia; and syringe exchange services.