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Juneteenth: Then and Now

We are a group of representatives from multiple sectors who are researching ways to address the opioid epidemic and structural racism around overdose response in the Black communities of Indianapolis,

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Overdose Lifeline for Equity and Justice

Authors: Keeley Fischer, Lauryn Johnson, Alli Nickel, Dana Pflugradt Introduction Overdose Lifeline has recognized that most people requesting naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication, are white. Other programs have also found that the medication is more often given to white people than black, African American, Latino, or Hispanic individuals (Kinnard

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

What does Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging mean to your organization? Two of our staff members, Charlotte Crabtree and Jude Brown explored that n their presentation at the DMHA Cultural Linguistic Competency Conference. Learn more here

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The American Rescue Plan

The Biden-Harris Administration signed the American Rescue Plan to address our Opioid Crisis. These actions are critical, especially with the increased numbers in overdose deaths. The plan will invest $4 billion dollars to expand access to harm-reduction services to help individuals with Substance Use Disorder. Read more about their plans for year one here.

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