Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that police and fire departments in 40 communities will receive $700,000 for Narcan and training un the use of the anti-opioid.
The DPH identified hot-spots as areas with an average annual rate of 6 unintentional opiod overdose deaths per 100,000.
Boston, Chelsea, Somerville, Quincy, Revere are among the cities receiving grants.
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“This grant will help save more lives as our administration continues to pursue new and wide-ranging tools to combat the opioid epidemic, including the ability for medical personnel to intervene with those who have overdosed,” Baker said in a press release. “We look forward to continuing to work with the legislature to pass meaningful reforms, and are pleased to support our first responders’ access to immediate, life-saving resources.”
Click here for a full list of towns and cities receiving the grant.