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SPORTS - Southern Nevada Post-Overdose Response Team Support

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,600,000)

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is applying to the Department
of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid,
Stimulant, and Substance Use Site-based Program (COSSUP) as a Category 1.A. urban area or
large county with a population greater than 500,000. SNHD serves Clark County, Nevada which
reports a population of 2,338,127 individuals. This COSSUP project will be carried out by two
main agencies – Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan
Police Department (LVMPD) in an effort to further integrate and expand current
multijurisdictional partnerships in Clark County, NV to end fatal drug overdose. These agencies
will create a field-initiated linkage to care team that responds to overdoses using a public health
framework (titled SPORTS – Southern Nevada Post-Overdose Response Team Supports). In
addition, the project will enable the expansion of law enforcement diversion services and
increase training on the importance and use of naloxone for law enforcement and other first
responders and increase naloxone availability for their use and distribution. Expected outcomes
include an increase in access to linkage to care and diversion services and decrease in fatal drug
overdose. The project will also involve a research partnership with the University of Nevada Las
Vegas (UNLV) School of Public Health to assess the effectiveness of the model and
implementation to achieve stated outcomes. The two sub-awardees on the project are LVMPD
and UNLV. The initiative will also further current funded partnership activities of the Southern
Nevada Opioid Advisory Council. The grant beneficiaries include first responders, people and
families that experience overdose, governmental agencies, substance use disorder treatment
agencies, and recovery community organizations throughout Clark County, NV during the life of
the grant and beyond.

Date Created: September 25, 2023