This project set out to evaluate AIDS Connecticut’s current naloxone training and distribution program. The project was executed through a partnership between the AIDS CT organization, and the Yale School of Public Health. The evaluation focused on the training effectiveness, and reach of the naloxone distribution services. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to best serve the needs of the AIDS CT organization. Quantitative data was divided into four different categories: opioid-related accidental deaths in CT, reversal report data, syringe service program (SSP) van client’s needs and satisfaction survey, and geographic information system (GIS). For the qualitative portion of the evaluation semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with AIDS CT staff. These interviews were completed to evaluate whether the goals of the training and distribution program were being met. Qualitative interviews were also conducted with clients of the AIDS CT needle-exchange van. These interviews were semistructured, and they aimed to evaluate the current Naloxone training program.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Cai, Xiang; Conant, Alice; Finnie, Sheridan; Gaeta, Emmanuel; Kim, Sara; Rich, Katherine; Telfer, Julia , (Preceptor); Lang, Shawn , (Preceptor); Grau, Lauretta , (Faculty Advisor); Humphries, Debbie , (Faculty Advisor); and Guo, Monica , (TA), "Naloxone Training and Distribution Evaluation: AIDS CT" (2017). Practice Based Community Health Research Reports. 48.