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Overdose Rescue Trainer

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Our Mission

The AmeriCorps Community Training for Overdose Rescue (ACT) program aims to stop overdose deaths and other harm related to opioids and strengthen community engagement in addressing public health challenges. Our AmeriCorps team members serve a critical role in meeting these goals by providing information, training, and tools to community members in Southeast Michigan.

 

ACT is an initiative of the Wayne State University's Center for Urban StudiesThe mission of the Center for Urban Studies (Center) is to improve understanding of and provide innovative responses to urban challenges and opportunities. Committed to serving Detroit and its metropolitan area, the Center pursues its mission by conducting and disseminating research, developing policies and programs, and providing training, capacity-building, and technical assistance. Many of the Center's initiatives focus on improving community health and safety. 

March 2020

March 2020

Pictured: Cohort 1 member presenting at town hall meeting

November 2019

November 2019

Pictured: Cohort 1 members recruiting

December 2019

December 2019

Pictured: Cohort 1 members at UFAM's recovery event

March 2020

March 2020

Pictured: Cohort 2 member during an Overdose Rescue Training

January 2020

January 2020

Pictured: Cohort 1 members making Narcan Kits

November 2019

November 2019

Pictured: Cohort 1 members training at DEMCA

November 2019

November 2019

Pictured: Cohort 1 members at a WC SAFE training

November 2019

November 2019

Pictured: Cohort 1 members flyering

November 2019

November 2019

Pictured: Cohort 1 members during an Overdose Rescue Training

January 2020

January 2020

Pictured: Cohort 1 and Program Staff at MLK Day of Service

November 2019

November 2019

Pictured: Cohort 1 member presenting for United States Postal Inspection Service Officers

January 2020: Cohort 2 Training

January 2020: Cohort 2 Training

Pictured: Cohort 1 member demonstrating Hands-Only CPR

January 2020: Cohort 2 Training

January 2020: Cohort 2 Training

Pictured: Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 members during Cohort 2 training week

January 2020

January 2020

Pictured: Cohort 1 member during MLK Day of Service

January 2020

January 2020

Pictured: Cohort 1 members with Mayor Duggan during MLK Day of Service

February 2020: UAW Training

February 2020: UAW Training

Pictured: Cohort 1 members during an Overdose Rescue Training in Woodhaven

March 2020: Stop the Bleed

March 2020: Stop the Bleed

Pictured: Damon during Stop the Bleed training

December 2019: Holiday Party

December 2019: Holiday Party

Pictured: Cohort 1 and Program Staff during 2019 holiday party

January 2020: Cohort 2 Mixer

January 2020: Cohort 2 Mixer

Pictured: Cohort 1 and 2 members during Cohort 2 training week's Mixer

Get Involved

The ACT program launched in October 2019 to combat the impact of the opioid overdose epidemic in southeast Michigan. Explore the links below to learn more about how you can support these efforts.

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Be prepared. Learn how to save a life.

Overdose deaths are preventable. Despite this, there were 2,171 deaths due to untreated opioid overdose in Michigan in 2020. Additionally, almost 30% of counties in Michigan are considered “high risk” for overdose fatality.

 

You can make a difference by learning how to intervene during an overdose emergency to save someone's life. 

 

Our public training sessions are open to anyone to attend. You can also find more information on our Training page.