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Naloxone Keeps the Circle Strong: Community Resources

This three minute video shows you when and how to use naloxone.

Post these community posters at your facility, with community partners, or in any appropriate community settings. Naloxone is an important tool to keep communities safe!

Opioid overdoses impact all walks of life. Unfortunately, opioid overdoses can happen to anyone – elders can be forgetful, children are curious, busy parents are distracted. Learn more about what an opioid overdose is and how taking the simple step of asking for Naloxone nasal spray at your pharmacy can end up being a life-saving action.

  • Watch: Jeni’s Rx Awareness Story 
    Jeni shares how she withdrew from her culture because of prescription opioids but reconnected through recovery. 
  • Watch: Stevi Rae’s Rx Awareness Story
    Stevi Rae struggled with addiction after a car crash and tells how sharing her story with other Alaska Natives helped. 
  • Try: Conversation Starter 
    Prescription opioids (like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine) are one of the many options for reducing severe pain. While these medications can reduce pain during short-term use, they come with serious risks including addiction and death from overdose. Make sure you know all the risks and benefits of treatments and how to reduce the risk of opioid addiction and overdose.
  • Read: Preventing an Overdose: Know the Signs. Save a life.
    Death from an opioid overdose happens when too much of the drug overwhelms the brain and interrupts the body’s natural drive to breathe. During an overdose, breathing can be dangerously slowed or stopped, causing brain damage or death. It’s important to recognize the signs and act fast.
  • Use: Lifesaving Naloxone
    Naloxone should be a main stay of a first aid kit. Inhalers and antihistamines can save a life and so can Naloxone. 

Naloxone Keeps the Circle Strong: Provider

Use this script to help get the naloxone conversation started. This document includes prompts for different questions that may come up about naloxone. Help patients and families understand why naloxone is an important first aid tool.

Other Naloxone Resources:

Other Resources:

Learning and Action Network:

Responding to Public Health Emergencies 

COVID-19 Vaccination Huddle:

To request a copy of any of the notes for the topics listed below, please email

  • IHS Vaccine Plan and Workflow Overview
  • How Vaccines Work; Vaccine Clinic Design and Workflow, Part
  • Vaccine Clinic Design and Workflow, Part 2
  • Improving the COVID-19 Conversation
  • Setting up a Mass Vaccination Clinic
  • Motivational Interviewing and COVID-19 Acceptance
  • Updates on 3 Vaccines and on COVID-19 Variants
  • Approaches for Trauma-Informed Vaccine Rollout
  • Vaccine Uptake vs Hesitancy; and Successes in Indian Country
  • Coping With Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19
  • One Year Later: Celebrations and Reflections
Patient, Family & Tribal Engagement 
Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) 

QAPI On-demand Training:

Sustaining Compliance

Accreditation, Certification and Patient-Centered Medical Home Huddle Series:

Learning and Action Network:

Candid Conversations Audiocast Series

The Candid Conversations is an audiocast series where we will be discussing real life examples and challenges experienced by both patients and staff in emergency care settings. As we listen to these patient stories, we will reflect on what changes could potentially lead to more positive outcomes and how we can work together to improve the patient and provider experience. Throughout the series, some of the areas we will be discussing are:

  • What things contribute to the Length of stay of Emergency Department patients?  
  • Why are some patients leaving before they are seen by a provider?  
  • Are there ways to improve the triage or Medical Screening Exam times?  
  • The importance of timely Follow up phone calls?  
  • Do patients have access to appropriate levels of care? 

 We hope you find these conversations helpful as we work to support systems, staff, patients, and family members in understanding what each of our roles are in improving the overall experience in these healthcare settings. 

Candid Conversations Episode 1: Should I Stay, Should I Go - When to Use the ED
In session 1 we will discuss a patient scenario that resulted in a patient presenting to the ED after not being able to schedule an appointment with his primary care provider. The patient eventually ends up leaving the ED after having a long wait time. Join us to hear what ideas and suggestions we come up with.