Labor and Economic Opportunity
Despite being preventable and treatable, overdoses from heroin and other opioids continue to cause an alarming number of deaths in our region, devastating many in our communities. The AmeriCorps Community Training for Overdose Rescue (ACT) program aims to stop overdose deaths, reduce harm caused by heroin and other opioids, and strengthen community engagement in addressing public health challenges.
Our AmeriCorps members are critical in meeting these goals. ACT members serve as Overdose Rescue Trainers and teach people in the tri-county area how to provide aid during an overdose emergency to help save lives. ACT members deliver overdose rescue education, raise awareness about opioid use disorder and harm reduction strategies, and distribute overdose rescue kits containing Narcan (an overdose-reversing nasal spray). The ACT program is based at Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies, and our team serves the tri-county Detroit area (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb counties).
Lauren Meloche, Program Director
AmeriCorps Community Training for Overdose Rescue
Wayne State University
5700 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48202