Narcan Training Events

Lifesaving, free Narcan distribution events

Overdose deaths have decreased in Cayuga County over the last two years by 43%. This development is very different from what other communities nationwide are facing, and it doesn’t happen by accident. 

Healing Cayuga greatly expanded Narcan distribution in the county, which is believed to have contributed to the lower fatality numbers. In fact, PBS Newshour featured Cayuga County’s comprehensive Narcan distribution program in a segment on rural healthcare challenges. 

Local data shows that in 2022, more overdose witnesses than first responders administered the first dose of Narcan at the scenes of overdoses and thereby helped save 37 lives.

Upcoming training events

The Healing Cayuga Team is going to be out and about again to train community members on Narcan and distribute this life-saving tool in neighborhoods, towns, and villages to combat overdose deaths. You can learn how to recognize an overdose and how to use Narcan in case of an overdose emergency at the following upcoming community training events:

  • Saturday, September 9, Downtown Auburn, Tomato Fest

Trainees will receive a free Narcan kit, fentanyl test strips, medication disposal pouches, and community resources, which are provided by the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program of the Cayuga County Community Mental Health Center.