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

Join our virtual town hall meeting on Facebook Live on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6pm CST to discuss more about harm reduction in Kansas.