Harm reduction and the prevention of opioid deaths in kansas 

In October of 2020, Safe Streets Wichita received an Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to implement community-driven prevention initiatives that reduce opioid misuse and overdoses in Wichita and Sedgwick County. As part of the OD2A grant, community mobilizer Jan Chandler convened a research team to identify evidence-based strategies that could effectively prevent overdoses in Kansas. Under the leadership of Ngoc Vuong, this research team developed Harm Reduction and the Prevention of Opioid Overdose Deaths in Kansas, a report that helps educate policymakers and community members on how Kansans can work together to address the opioid epidemic.

Primary Author: Ngoc Vuong

Secondary Authors: Lisa Vayda, Brittany Young

Contributors: Dylan Tracy, Jan Chandler, Danielle Ramirez, Seth Dewey, Aonya Barnett, Daniel Warren