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Program focuses on preventing opioid overdoses in Somali-American community

Tuesday September 15, 2020

CIDI, WSU-Rochester event aims to raise awareness following overdoses in state.

An online event about preventing opioid overdoses is planned this month in the wake of several overdoses among members of the Somali-American community in Minnesota.

Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam is partnering with WInona State University-Rochester for the educational event on Zoom and Facebook Live.

The virtual event at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 will include a demonstration on how to administer Naloxone, commonly known under the brand name Narcan, to reverse an overdose. The instruction and demonstration will be led by Dr. Amber Fielder with the assistance of WSU nursing students.

From 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Narcan kits will be distributed to the public curbside at 400 Fourth St SE in Rochester.

In addition to WSU-Rochester nursing and addiction counseling programs and CIDI, the event is sponsored by the Diversity Council, Community Pathways to Family Health and Recovery and Rochester for Justice.


Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88138698042

Facebook Live: CIDI's Crossroads Facebook Page (@crossroadsrochestermn)


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