Municipalities aim to prevent
and respond to overdoses

TOM CODERRE, a senior adviser to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, leads a panel of local and state experts during the Community Overdose Engagement Summit in late June. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Thirty-four Rhode Island municipalities have developed plans meant to prevent and respond to overdoses at a local level, state officials say. Created to align with an overarching plan outlined by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, each community’s course of action utilizes its resources and strengths in order to…

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