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C2C REVIVE! Events in Roanoke and Craig County

Roanoke City Market
Volunteers from community organizations train citizens in Roanoke on how to use Narcan. Photo Credit: Mary Beth Dunkenberger

REVIVE! training events were held at the Roanoke City Market on May 6 and at the Food Country in New Castle in Craig County on June 9. 

REVIVE! training is provided to community members to learn how to identify an opioid-related overdose and to administer Narcan, a lifesaving medication that reverses opioid overdose. The events were coordinated by IPG’s Connection to Care (C2C) grant project and included community partners from the Council of Community Services' Drop In Center, the Roanoke City and Alleghany County Health Districts, the HOPE Initiative of the Bradley Free Clinic, the Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition, and the Craig County Department of Social Services. 

At the Roanoke City Market, more than 120 individuals were trained and provided with Narcan, and in New Castle, 23 individuals were trained and provided with Narcan. The Health District also provided COVID-19 home test kits at the events. A planned REVIVE! outreach event in Salem City on May 27 was rained out but has been rescheduled for July 15 at the Salem Red Sox stadium. Additional REVIVE! events are being coordinated throughout the Roanoke Valley region through September.

For additional information, please contact Mia Williams at mdw23@vt.edu. Many thanks to all the community partners who come together for these important and successful events!