In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, leaders from the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic will offer collaborative solutions and evidence-based interventions for supporting public health and safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the risks and benefits of naloxone distribution.
  • Describe how a local health jurisdiction can implement a naloxone distribution program for opiate users and their families.
  • Describe the challenges involved in implementing a naloxone distribution program.
  • Describe a collaborative drug therapy agreement and the processes for its implementation.

    Intended Audience

    Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; prevention specialists; law enforcement personnel; policymakers


    Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute

    Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, Health Officer and Director, Clark County Public Health

    Chris Humberson, RPh, Executive Director, Washington Pharmacy Commission

    Discussion Questions

    These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

    1. What are the challenges to implementing a naloxone distribution program and how can your agency address them?
    2. Can you identify any innovative collaborative drug therapy agreements?


    Graphic of vials, capsules, and a syringe next to a stethoscope.
    Air Date: 
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
    Law and Policy & Ethics
    Violence and Injury Prevention
    1 hour
    Hot Topics in Practice
    Competency Domains: 
    Analytical/Assessment Skills