Sent on behalf of Dr. Gary Tsai
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released a grant for naloxone (Narcan nasal spray) to Local Health Departments (LHD) in all 61 California health jurisdictions to conduct Naloxone Distribution Projects. As the LHD for Los Angeles County, the Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) has applied for the grant, which runs from the period of June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. This is a one-time grant, in which Los Angeles County has been allotted ~10,338 doses to distribute among local entities.
The Naloxone Grant Program requires grantees to conduct outreach to identify local entities within our health jurisdiction that already have a naloxone distribution system in place and have the capacity to efficiently and effectively provide naloxone and training to first responders. Local entities may include harm reduction/syringe exchange programs, substance use disorder treatment providers, homeless programs, jails, emergency services providers, law enforcement, and others. Priority consideration must include the level of risk of overdose among the population(s) the entities serve and their need for naloxone (Narcan) product, with particular priority for harm reduction/syringe exchange programs within our health jurisdiction.
In an effort to identify and select entities as specified above, the CDPH Naloxone Grant Beneficiary Proposal Request Form is intended to identify interested entities to submit a proposal for consideration as a recipient of the allotted naloxone (Narcan nasal spray). Interested entities are required to submit the attached form to SAPC via email to Marghot Carabali (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Krystal Ho (email@example.com) by NOON on Friday, May 12, 2017. The form must be filled out in its entirety, without modifications to the content.
Entities who have been selected to receive naloxone via this grant will be notified on an individual basis by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.