Overdose Prevention Mobile App Prototype

Pl: Abby Rudolph, Epidemiology, SPH

The project aims to develop a prototype for an overdose prevention mobile app. The team will work to expand access to overdose prevention trainings, since most overdose prevention programs train persons who use drugs (PWUD) in-person. The project will increase access to refresher trainings, as needed and in an emergency, as even those trained to respond to drug overdoses have verified that refresher trainings are needed to review the skills they had learned. The app will serve as a standardized training that would be supervised by a pharmacist. By improving emergency response time and facilitating linkage to medical services using GPS features, the project will address several factors that have contributed to the overdose epidemic.

This work is funded by a Digital Health Initiative Research Award made in June, 2017.