UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Stephen Sills

Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from Guilford County Emergency Services and Department of Health and Human Services for the project “Guilford Solution to the Opioid Problem (Guilford STOP).”  

There have been over 600 overdoses from opioid in Guilford County since January 2017. This project leverages one-time funds allocated by the NC General Assembly to design, implement and evaluate a rapid response program intended to decrease mortality from opioid overdoses among the opioid user population. Guilford Solution to the Opioid Problem will engage citizens who overdose in harm reduction practices, distribute naloxone, conduct community health education, coordinate community resources and build relationships focused on ending opioid overdose. The project will also include extensive evaluation and research components.