Addressing a real problem, head-on
Our fellow Arkansans are suffering from opioid addiction and overdose. Since 2017, 410 Arkansans have died from an opioid-related overdose. Opioid overdoses have increased by roughly 300% over the past 18 years.
Our client partner, the University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute, joined a multi-agency, multi-partner, grant-funded effort to begin reducing opioid deaths. CJI focused on increasing health literacy, addressing prescription drug- and opioid-misuse disorders, and promoting the importance of calling 911 in the event of an overdose with the “Don’t Run. Call 911” campaign.