In partnership with Healthy Blue, DCCCA will expand access and distribution of naloxone (Narcan) resources throughout Kansas. This collaboration aims to provide essential solutions to address substance use disorders in Kansas communities. DCCCA will receive $125,000 directed toward initiatives that increase access to substance use prevention resources and tools, expand Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training opportunities, and provide naloxone vending machines for opioid overdose response.
“Through this partnership, we’re taking a proactive approach to addressing substance use disorders and mental health challengers in our community,” Bryan Baier, President of Healthy Blue. “By combining our resources and expertise, we aim to make a positive impact and provide the necessary tools to those who need them.”
“This collaboration aligns perfectly with our mission to promote health and wellness in our communities,” Chrissy Mayer, DCCCA Chief Community Based Services Officer, said. “We are eager that our joint efforts will lead to meaningful improvements to combat opioid overdose and enhance mental health awareness.”