Bystanders as First Responders: NH Purchases 6,000 Overdose Prevention Kits

August 28, 2023

The Executive Council last week approved the purchase of 6,000 overdose prevention kits, while also renewing a state contract with the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced it would deploy 700 ‘NaloxBoxes’ across all 10 counties, thought to be the first large-scale effort of its kind in the country.

According to The New Hampshire Bulletin, DHHS Commissioner Lori Weaver stated that they will continue to increase access to the lifesaving medication naloxone for members of the public who may witness an overdose emergency.