What we do
The Department of Public Health works to make Philadelphia a healthy place to live, work, and play.
- Provides high-quality medical care at City health centers.
- Prevents the spread of illness and infectious disease.
- Protects against environmental hazards.
- Encourages healthy behaviors to prevent chronic disease.
- Plans and responds to health emergencies.
- Ensures the quality and accessibility of health services.
- Sets health policy.
- Collects, analyzes, and reports on a variety of public health data.
By providing a safety net to the City’s most vulnerable people, we work to keep everyone in Philadelphia healthy.
Mar18EventPDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training6:30 pm to 7:30 pmFumo Family Library, 2437 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAEvent
PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal TrainingMarch 18, 20196:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hourFumo Family Library, 2437 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAmap
With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan.
Trainings will be held at the Fumo Family Library.
Drug abuse and overdoses are an ongoing crisis in Philadelphia, killing more than 1200 people in 2017. The Medical Examiner reports that 88% of our fatal overdoses involve opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. This training will teach you concrete actions you can take to help combat the opioid crisis and prevent fatal overdoses. Trainees will learn:
- Information about the current state of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia
- Potential risk factors for opioid overdose
- Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
- Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it*
- The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose
- Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection
To register or address any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Registration encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins welcome!
Mar20EventPPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training9:30 am to 11:30 am2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USAEvent
PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal TrainingMarch 20, 20199:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USAmapRegistration for Individuals
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Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) provides trainings to participants, providers and community members on how to use Naloxone (Narcan), a medication that reverses an opioid overdose.
These Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training sessions will be held at Prevention Point Philadelphia - 2913 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134. Please enter the building on Monmouth Street and announce at the front desk that you are here for the scheduled Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training.
Training lasts about 2 hours depending on the questions/discussions during the training session. PPP's Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elvis Rosado will be facilitating the training. He does not distribute Naloxone (Narcan) kits but Elvis will discuss and provideinformation on how to obtain Naloxone (Narcan). Elvis will have hisside-kick "Manni" (CPR Manikin) and will demonstrate an Overdose Reversal. Flyers will be available for participants listing services Prevention Point provides on a daily basis as well as a brochure on "Savea Life" (brochure contains signs and steps on Overdose Reversal). Elvis will cover topics on the history of drugs, statistics, harm reduction and overdose prevention.
Participants will learn:
—How to identify symptoms of an overdose,
—What to do when someone overdoses, and
—How to administer naloxone.
Mar20EventDBHIDS Naloxone Overdose Prevention Training10:00 am to 12:00 pm801 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 7th Floor Large Conference RoomEvent
DBHIDS Naloxone Overdose Prevention TrainingMarch 20, 201910:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours801 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 7th Floor Large Conference Roommap
Register here or email Pamela.McClenton@phila.gov
In an effort to increase awareness and enhance overall knowledge of the opioid epidemic’s impact on our region, the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), is offering monthly lifesaving Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Prevention Training.
Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Prevention & Rescue Training participants will learn:
- How to recognize harm-reduction approaches to high-risk behaviors, including substance misuse
- The immediate protocols for effectively administering Naloxone (Narcan), the life-saving medication developed to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses
- The importance of the Good Samaritan Act 139 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Standing Order for Naloxone (Narcan)
For more information, visit the Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia.