As an organization, saving lives is our foremost goal. We believe that our educational program is a long term way to do that. But we also see the deep, deep need for short term solutions, especially in emergency situations like opioid overdoses. Mandating that schools have Naloxone (brand name Narcan) available, and making it financially accessible to them, is an essential life saving measure.
Our founder and Executive Director Colleen Ronnei discusses the availability of Naloxone in schools and more in this story from WCCO news about a bill that could make it happen.