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JANUARY 10, 2019 - "GOLD: ‘Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program’"
We are pleased to announce that the Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program has been determined as a winning submission under the Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvements category within the 2019 NSHA Quality Award competition.
The Take Home Naloxone Project Team received ‘Gold’ recognition for their submission.
NSHA Quality Team Awards recognize innovation, quality, patient/family engagement and teamwork, which are important elements of the quality improvement process. This award highlights that the Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program demonstrates an innovative and dedicated approach to people centered care, and supports NSHA to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together.
Congratulations to all of our community partners and organizations in making the recognition of Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program possible.
NOVEMBER 19, 2018 - "Who is your kit for?" video launches.
With generous funding and support from the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore’s Women’s Giving Circle, Nova Scotia Health Authority has developed a series of videos aimed at raising awareness and reducing stigma about Naloxone.
OCTOBER 12, 2018 - Take Home Naloxone statistics keep climbing up, providing insight to the success of the provincial program.
Check out the program infographic to see the newest statistics.
JUNE 11, 2018 - Health Canada launches anti-stigma video.
Health Canada has releases a new, short, educational video, entitled "Together, we can stop the cycle of stigma".
JAN. 29, 2018 - Take Home Naloxone Kits are now available free of charge at over 280 Pharmacies across Nova Scotia. You do not need a prescription or a NS Health Card number to get a kit. Go to your nearest pharmacy and speak with a pharmacist about getting a kit.
Halifax Area Network of Drug Using People (HANDUP) is an organization working to improve the lives of people who use drugs through user based peer support and evidence based education.
HANDUP along with Direction 180 created a video sharing the experiences drug users in the HRM had in their day to day lives.
Questions about the Take Home Naloxone Program? Naloxone?
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow 2 business days for a reply.
Toll Free Number: 1-833-347-2142
GOOD SAMARITAN ACT FOR DRUG OVERDOSE
In May 2017 the Good Samaritan Act for Drug Overdose, was passed in Canada. It provides some legal protection for both the drug overdose victim and the person phoning 911.