Launch Invitation: Independent Evaluation of the 'Implementing Expanded
Naloxone Availability in the ACT (I-ENAACT) Program' 2001 -2014
To mark Overdose Awareness Day on 31 August 2015, there will be a launch of the Independent Evaluation of the ‘Implementing Expanded Naloxone Availability in the ACT (I-ENAACT) Program’ 2011 - 2014.
The Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA), ACT Health, ATODA and a multi-disciplinary group of stakeholders initiated Australia’s first takehome naloxone program in 2011. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. The ACT program involves comprehensive opioid overdose management training and the prescription and supply of take-home naloxone to eligible participants who are not health professionals. Using a collaborative approach the program is coordinated and delivered by CAHMA, with prescriptions provided by local general practitioners in the community and in prison and supplied by local pharmacists.
The program’s evaluation findings will be presented, including opportunities for the ACT to continue to take a leading role in promoting the health of people who use drugs and their families and friends; and preventing and reducing death, disability and injury from opioid overdoses.
- Mr Simon Corbell, Minister for Health
- Mr Sione Crawford, Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy
- Professor Simon Lenton, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
- Dr Anna Olsen, The Australian National University
- Mr David McDonald, Social Research and Evaluation
- Mrs Agnes Shea OAM, Ngunnawal Elder
- Ms Carrie Fowlie, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA)
Monday 31 August 2015
10am – 11:30am. (Arrivals from 9:45am. Formalities will end before 11am and will be followed by morning tea)
Reception Room, Legislative Assembly of the ACT, 196 London Circuit, Canberra City
All welcome. Please RSVP for catering purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org
or (02) 6255 4070 by 27 August 2015.
For more information: Download the flyer
, visit the ATODA website
or read more about Expanding Naloxone Availability in the ACT
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