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Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose Training

Welcome to theĀ Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose Training!

This a 12-module, free online course designed to guide local health practitioners in their integration of foundational health equity concepts and practices into their drug overdose prevention and response efforts.

While this course is open and accessible to all, this course may be best utilized by those who already have some basic grounding in health equity (e.g. Health Equity 101) and are, at this point, prepared to put their knowledge into practice. However, we have included some potential resources below as suggested prerequisites for those who are still new to health equity.

In addition, this course was designed to be taken by individual practitioners or by a group of practitioners, using the course's supplemental materials. Supplemental materials for groups include weekly checklists with guidance on how to space out the course modules as well as discussion prompts. Upon completion of this course, you will be rewarded with a certificate of completion for your participation.

For any questions related to the course, please reach out to Jasmine Akuffo at

This training was developed by Health Research Toolbox (HEART), a Colorado-based consulting practice that provides equity-based training and coaching for public health practitioners, for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).