NEW DATES for West Virginia Save-a-Life Day
Seventeen counties will participate in West Virginia Save-a-Life Day, a free naloxone event including Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, McDowell, Mercer, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Putnam, Wayne, Wetzel, and Wyoming counties. Earlier this year, Raleigh, Fayette, Greenbrier, and Wood counties hosted their first free naloxone days.
See a full map of sites here: https://bit.ly/WVSaveaLife2021Map
By the end of 2021, West Virginia counties which accounted for 80% of fatal overdoses in 2020 will have hosted a free naloxone day.
More than four out of every five fatal overdoses in West Virginia in 2020 involved an opioid. Naloxone is a powerful and proven antidote for reversing opioid overdoses. 2021 marks the 50th year naloxone has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Participating Counties and Points of Contact:
Kanawha County, Joe Solomon, email@example.com [Facebook event]
Cabell County, Carrie Ware, firstname.lastname@example.org [Facebook event]
Berkeley County, Caroline Wilson, email@example.com [Facebook event]
Monongalia County, Laura Jones, LauraJonesMPHR@hotmail.com
Logan County, John Kangas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercer County, Wilimena Jones, email@example.com
Ohio County, Claudia Raymer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrison County, Cassidy Thompson, email@example.com
Marion County, Raven Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
McDowell County, email@example.com
Jefferson County, Caroline Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org [Facebook event]
Putnam County, Brian Holley, email@example.com [Facebook event]
Boone County, Darynann Washington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan County, Caroline Wilson, email@example.com [Facebook event]
Wayne County, Tina Ramirez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wetzel County, Dawnita Matthews, email@example.com
Wyoming County, firstname.lastname@example.org
If your organization would like to join Save-a-Life Day planning efforts, contact Rachel Thaxton at Rachel.M.Thaxton@wv.gov.