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Jefferson County, Alabama

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The Jefferson County Board of Health, along with local service providers, developed the Recovery Resource Center Peer Navigation Initiative (RPC-PNI) to build on its Recovery Resource Center Program, a drop-in center that assists community members in navigating the local treatment and recovery systems. The goal of the project is to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Jefferson County by providing a peer navigator to connect individuals to treatment services immediately following a nonfatal overdose or identify a need for treatment services, absent an overdose; distributing and increasing access to naloxone in the community; and providing overdose awareness education. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Emergency Medicine serves as the research partner for this project.