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LA County Library Extends Naloxone Clinics Through Fall 2024 and Receives NACo Achievement Award

LA County Library Extends Naloxone Clinics Through Fall 2024 and Receives NACo Achievement Award

LA County Library Extends Naloxone Clinics Through Fall 2024 and Receives NACo Achievement Award 1024 683 LA County Library

July 2, 2024

LA County Library Extends Naloxone Clinics Through Fall 2024 and Receives NACo Achievement Award

LA County Naloxone clinic information

LA County Library, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is proud to announce the extension of its Naloxone Clinics until fall 2024. Additionally, the Library and Public Health were honored with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for their outstanding Naloxone Clinics initiative, recognizing the program’s significant contribution to help end the fentanyl epidemic in the County.

The Naloxone Clinics will continue to be held every Wednesday from 12 to 4 pm at 10 library locations. Each clinic provides a naloxone kit and training on how to identify an opioid overdose and how to administer the lifesaving medicine. Community members can obtain a kit without the need for identification, proof of insurance, or payment.

Since October 2023, the clinics have been a critical response to the opioid overdose crisis, particularly in high-risk areas. Following the successful pilot, the program expanded to ten locations in November 2023. As of June 2024, the Library has distributed over 4,500 doses of Naloxone to over 1,800 LA County residents.

“We believe in empowering our communities through access to vital resources,” said LA County Library Director Skye Patrick. “Extending the Naloxone Clinics demonstrates our commitment to tackling the opioid crisis. We are also deeply honored to receive the NACo Achievement Award, which highlights the importance of our work in providing life-saving support and education to our neighbors.”

The NACo Achievement Award underscores the impactful work of the Naloxone Clinics. These awards celebrate innovative county government programs that enhance services for residents.

The Naloxone Clinics are available at the following locations:

For more information on the Naloxone Clinics, including dates, please visit LACountyLibrary.org/naloxone.

About LA County Library
Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It provides culturally responsive and dynamic collections, programs, and services to meet the literacy, information, personal enrichment, and entertainment needs of all residents across Los Angeles County. Dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing equitable access for all, LA County Library serves 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 86 libraries, and mobile fleet of 15 vehicles, including 4 Bookmobiles, 6 MākMō (maker mobiles), 3 early literacy vehicles, and 2 mobile outreach vehicles. To learn more, visit LACountyLibrary.org and follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X, and YouTube.

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