Baltimore County News
Training is in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day
The Baltimore County Department of Health is hosting an Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. During this event, the public will be able to:
- receive one-on-one overdose response training and certification, plus a kit containing naloxone.
- meet with a substance use counselor to ask questions about anything related to substance use, how to access treatment, or how to help a loved one.
- talk with a peer recovery specialist, who is a person in long-term recovery, to learn about how they can help someone who is having substance related problems.
All Open House activities will take place at the Eastern Family Resource Center, located at 9100 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 322 in Baltimore, Maryland 21237.
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims toraise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. For more information visit, http://www.overdoseday.com.
Topics: Zika prevention, the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival and the County's Agricultural Center
The current edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights prevention of the Zika virus, the County’s upcoming African-American Cultural Festival and highlights at the County’s Agricultural Center.
Zap Zika – Learn what you should know to protect your family from the Zika virus.
African-American Cultural Festival – Enjoy Baltimore County’s 20th annual African American Cultural Festival this September 17th in Towson.
Visit the County’s Agriculture Center in Hunt Valley – Enjoy great events and programs at the County’s Center for Maryland Agriculture on Shawan Road.
To view the show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Videos/hellobaltimorecounty.html .
In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:
Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Health Department offers free naloxone tarining
The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering a free, two-hour training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intra-nasal naloxone, a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Training is scheduled for the following dates:
Wednesday, August 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church (use Bank Street entrance in rear)
7834 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Tuesday, August 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hiss United Methodist Church – Friendship Hall
8700 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234
The training is aimed to reach those who are concerned about loved ones or friends who may be at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication. In addition to learning about opioids, participants will be taught how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose.
The session will teach registrants how to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, prescription for naloxone that can be filled on site, and a kit containing information and other materials.
Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/odresponse or call 410-887-3828.
Revised April 6, 2016