Missouri Overdose Rescue and Education (MORE) Project
The MORE project has reached the conclusion of our 4 year grant contract on 9/30/21. The Overdose and Naloxone Administration Training for first responders will remain active and can be accessed by clicking on the button below.
All existing MOUs will terminate on 9/30/21.
The primary goal of the Missouri Overdose Rescue and Education (MORE) project is to reduce opioid-involved deaths in Missouri through training, education, and distribution of naloxone to first responders in rural regions of the state. The State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) will lead the project partnering with Missouri Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) project, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), and the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH).
For more information regarding MORE please contact Karen Wallace, MORE Project Coordinator at (573) 751-6839 or Karen.Wallace@health.mo.gov.
The MORE project has expended all of the allocated funds for Narcan. If you are a local public health agency that has served as a Narcan shipping and distribution hub for first responders for this project, please email me and let me know how much Narcan you have left in stock. If you will not be able to distribute all of the Narcan that you have in stock, please let me know as soon as possible so we can work on transferring to another area in need. If you are a first responder agency that needs to replace units that have been deployed prior to 9/30/21 please contact your local health department first to see if they have any left in their stock. For any agency participating in the MORE project, if you have Narcan that is close to expiration or has expired please contact Liz Connors with the Connecting the DOTS project Liz.firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on what to do with these kits. It is critical that all Narcan currently in circulation is fully utilized.
Options for future Narcan needs
- You may purchase Narcan directly from Emergent Solutions ($75/box of 2 doses). I can connect you to them as well as provide information such as what agencies are participating per county and how many total units were distributed over the 4 year grant period to assist with budgeting. Narcan.com/community or 844 462 7226
- You may consider purchasing IM naloxone. This is much more cost effective and I can connect you to resources for training on administration. Some agencies may be eligible for free IM naloxone through DirectRelief as well. Directrelief.com or 877 303 7872
- You can work with community partners to launch a fundraising campaign or seek donations from the community.
- There may be a limited supply of Narcan being offered through other grants such as the Connecting the DOTS projects. Please keep in mind that this supply will be limited and will not be able to come close to meeting the all the Narcan needs of former MORE project participants.
- Naloxone Sustainability Infographic
- Resource Cards (these must be handed out at the scene of every overdose)
- OD Field Report Paper Example
- MORE Overdose Response Infographic
- OEND Fact Sheet
- Field report business card
- Application to Format Your Organizations Training Program to Meet POST Requirements
- POST Certification Info
- Narcan: Helping Your Canine Partner
- Training Advertisement Flyer
- Additional resources for trainees
- Additional OEND Training Resources
- Naloxone Distribution
- Legislation and Advocacy
- List of agencies by county that have received training and narcan through the MORE project NEW
- Medical Treatment for OUD Brochure
- Missouri Good Samaritan Law
- Missouri Good Samaritan Law Brochure
- MORE Evaluation Brief
- OD Field Report
- Safer-Use Card
It has been such a pleasure to work with each and every one of you. The work you do is truly amazing. Again, thank you for all that you do and know that you are appreciated and that you make a difference every day. Stay tuned for a final evaluation report of the work you all and MORE has done over the past 4 years.