Naloxone Distribution Program

Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan®, is a drug that can reverse the effect of an opioid or heroin overdose, and can be life-saving if administered in time. Naloxone reverses the eff­ects of opioids and can be given to anyone with symptoms of an opioid overdose.


Naloxone distribution program: Local health departments

To increase the amount of naloxone available in communities across Indiana, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has used state and federal funds to provide naloxone kits to local health departments (LHDs). ISDH has generated several grant opportunities in its naloxone distribution program, in which 49 LHDs were awarded and responsible for distributing the free kits and providing naloxone training within their communities. Listed below are quarterly reports summarizing the distribution activities for all of the participating LHDs in the first and second grant rounds of the naloxone distribution program. Reports for quarters 3 and 4 of the second round and reports for the third round are in progress.

First grant round 
RFP1 Quarter 1 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP1 Quarter 2 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP1 Quarter 3 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report
RFP1 Quarter 4 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report

Second grant round
RFP 2 Quarters 1 and 2 Distribution of Naloxone Kits at Local Health Departments Report

If you are a lay responder, i.e. a non-medical personnel who acts in an emergency, and would like to receive a FREE naloxone kit, please contact one of the local health departments highlighted on the map below.


Naloxone distribution program: First responders
 

To complement the distribution program, ISDH is working with Overdose Lifeline to train first responders in rural communities to carry and administer naloxone. ISDH is targeting 49 rural counties that represent 1.47 million Indiana residents (22.3% of the total population). These counties have high rates of non-fatal emergency department visits due to opioid overdose and a lower reported use of naloxone by first responders. As part of this effort, the ISDH is also expanding the Indiana Recovery and Peer Support Initiative for referral to treatment.

 

In the first grant opportunity, 111 first responder agencies serving 34 rural counties were awarded a total of 4,097 naloxone kits. Several more grant rounds will be opened in the future. Any first responder agency interested in applying, should please contact Naloxone Program Manager, Audrey Rehberg, at ARehberg@isdh.IN.gov or 317-234-0848.

 

The 49 rural counties that are eligible to receive naloxone kits are listed below. The counties listed in bold received naloxone in the first round of grants.
 

Adams

Blackford

Cass

Clinton

Crawford

Daviess

Decatur

DeKalb

Dubois

Fayette

Fountain

Franklin

Fulton

Gibson

Grant

Greene

Henry

Huntington

Jackson

Jay

Jefferson

Jennings

Knox

Kosciusko

Lagrange

Lawrence

Marshall

Martin

Miami

Montgomery

Noble

Orange

Parke

Perry

Pike

Pulaski

Randolph

Ripley

Rush

Spencer

Starke

Steuben

Switzerland

Tipton

Wabash

Warren

Wayne

White

Union

 

 

Post-card survey results

To better understand lay responder experiences during both pre- and post-naloxone administration, ISDH has partnered with the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health to administer surveys to lay responders who received a naloxone kit from a LHD. Please view the enclosed document to learn more about this study and to view the results.

Naloxone Distribution Program Map

Contact Information:
Audrey Rehberg
Naloxone Program Manager, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention
ARehberg@isdh.IN.gov 
317-234-0848.

Page last updated 04/03/2018.