This is the first batch of NARCAN that has been delivered to participating agencies.
These 433 doses will be delivered to 27 agencies in the targeted 18 county area covered by an IL Department of Public Health (IDPH) grant. These 27 agencies have signed all the agreements and qualified for free NARCAN for over the next three years. So far 318 officers have completed the online training that is certified by IDPH and the Division of Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP). Fifty-five agencies out of ninety-eight in the region have signed the agreements and are working on training.
Now that ILEAS has the training available and the NARCAN in hand, more and more doses will be sent out to law enforcement throughout the targeted region as they complete the training.