Baltimore City’s Overdose Awareness Resource Fair & Discussion Panels

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Baltimore City Health Department – Overdose Prevention
Contact: Joy Barnes
Phone: 410-396-4398

Join us as we host our 4th annual International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). Last year, more than 100,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses. To bring attention to the opioid epidemic, BCHD will assemble two panel discussions. The first will feature families who’ve lost a loved one to overdose; they will share their stories and how loving someone through substance use affected them. The second panel will highlight the impact of the opioid epidemic and Baltimore City’s efforts to decrease opioid-related overdose deaths from experts in the field.

This event is in partnership with Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott; Interim Health Commissioner, Mary Beth Haller; Director, Overdose Prevention, Brittney Spencer; and 10 organizations throughout the city including, Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB), HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) and Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE.)

Additionally, free-standing Naloxone training workshops will be provided throughout the month of August for Baltimore City residents. Finally, we will be lighting the city purple on buildings including City Hall and Johns Hopkins Bayview to raise awareness of this important day!

To learn more about BCHD’s Overdose Prevention services and information, please visit

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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