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Introducing MACRO-B


We are thrilled to announce our latest project that will guide our efforts in reaching underserved communities: Multi-Sector and Multi-Level Community-Driven Approaches to Remove Structural Racism and Overdose Deaths in Black Indianapolis Communities (MACRO-B) Coalition.

Uncovering Barriers to Access

When we looked at our naloxone distribution data, we found that of the 40,000 kits requested in Marion County, only one of the individuals identified as black. While black and brown communities have been hit the hardest by the opioid epidemic, we were not reaching them with lifesaving Naloxone. We had to do better, and we wanted to find out how. And so, we began to work by finding a partner to assist and financially support our efforts. We teamed up with Indiana University to investigate the barriers in reaching these underserved communities and learn how to reduce opioid-involved overdose deaths in black/brown Indianapolis communities.

Together, we launched Multi-Sector Community Driven Approaches to Remove Structural Racism & Overdose Deaths in Black Indianapolis Communities (MACRO-B). This initiative is led by Charlotte Crabtree and researchers and practitioners at Indiana University. MACRO-B will continue to evolve over the next 3 years as we conduct interviews with focus groups that bring black and brown voices to the table.

Meet Our MACRO-B Team

Charlotte Crabtree
Diversity & Outreach Program Manager, Overdose Lifeline

Charlotte Crabtree’s experience with recovery and passion for activism led her to a career at Overdose Lifeline, where she actively works as an advocate for harm reduction in the Indianapolis black community. As a lifelong advocate for the most marginalized, Charlotte Crabtree is a natural leader in our fight to tackle systemic barriers and make resources accessible to all marginalized communities.

Interested in Participating?

We are looking for people who can complete a one-hour interview or a two-hour focus group interview on inequitable opioid overdose education and response in Black and Brown Indianapolis communities. You may be eligible to participate if you are 18 years of age or older and African American or Black residents in the zip code areas of 46202, 46205, 46208, and 46218 in Indianapolis.

If you participate, you will receive $50 gift card for each hour of the interviews. If you are interested in participating, please contact or Ms. Charlotte Crabtree at

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