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Virtual Overdose Prevention and Response Trainings

Monday, January 11, 2021
Trainings by appointment also available.

Are you worried about overdoses happening where you work or live? Wondering how you can help prevent an overdose? 
Come and learn skills that could save lives. The Cambridge Public Health Department offers free overdose prevention and response trainings on a monthly basis to the community and free on-site trainings for groups by appointment.   
This comprehensive 1.5-hour training includes:
  • Up-to-date information about the opioid crisis in Cambridge.
  • How to distinguish between overdose and non-emergency situations, such as drunkenness.   
  • What to do if you see someone in trouble.
  • How to access naloxone (Narcan™), the overdose reversal medication.  
To learn more, please contact Tali Schiller at the Cambridge Public Health Department at naschiller@challiance.org.
Monthly Trainings

The health department now offers a virtual 1.5-hour overdose prevention and response training every month. Trainings are free. Please access the Zoom meeting link by clicking the registration link below.

Time Date Zoom Registration Link
3 p.m. Monday, January 11 Click here to register 
3 p.m. Tuesday, February 23 Click here to register
3 p.m. Monday, March 15 Click here to register
3 p.m.  Tuesday, April 13 Click here to register
3 p.m. Monday, May 10 Click here to register
3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 Click here to register

Virtual Trainings for Groups
The health department offers free 1.5-hour overdose prevention and response trainings to a variety of groups, including businesses, medical professionals, community organizations, active users, and student groups.

Trainings are appropriate for all groups interested in learning more about overdose prevention and encouraged for those who are likely to witness an overdose.
To request a free overdose prevention training for your organization or group, please fill out this form


Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3826 (main)
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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