LaPorte, Pulaski Counties Receive Overdose Prevention Funding

Naloxone kitOverdose prevention efforts in two local counties are getting a boost, thanks to funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last week, the Indiana State Department of Health announced that it had received over half a million dollars to expand prevention outreach in 12 counties with high overdose rates. Included on that list are LaPorte and Pulaski counties.

The ISDH says the money will help train first responders and others in the use of opioid remedy naloxone. It will also be used to help raise awareness of opioid prescribing habits and to help counties analyze overdose data. The funding runs through August 31, 2017.

Meanwhile, Starke County is already receiving assistance through another grant, according to the ISDH.