UAMS granted $1 million for statewide training program

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Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 5:19 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2023 at 5:20 PM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/KARK) - Healthcare workers across the state will be trained in preventing opioid deaths.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received a $1 Million grant to create a statewide program to train healthcare providers on ways to prevent opioid deaths.

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded the five-year project to create the Arkansas Naloxone Education Training Program.

According to our media content partner, KARK in Little Rock, the program aims to train 125 Naloxone-education trainers, hoping each trainer will give two community-based classes a year.

The classes will help educate healthcare providers on how to use the drug for thousands of Arkansans in hopes of helping and saving lives.

To read more information, visit KARK’s website.