Upcoming Events, Don't miss out!

 Upcoming Events: 

  • Community Naloxone Training: You can save a life! The Quinnipiack Valley Health District will be hosting our 4th Community Naloxone training to help the public learn how to properly identify and respond to an overdose. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug, is an antidote administered by nasal spray. This can revive the person, allowing time to access medical attention. The training will take place Thursday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30PM at the Bethany Senior Center. Both trainings will be presented by Susan Bouffard, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services. Pharmacist Joe Soultatos from Apex Pharmacy of Hamden will be on site to prescribe and dispense Naloxone kits. Please bring your insurance card, co-pays will apply. Connecticut Public Act 14-61 fully protects an individual administering Naloxone from civil liability and criminal prosecution. Narcan is also generally harmless if administered in error. Please email CORE@qvhd.org or call 203-248-4528 to register or with any outstanding questions.                                                   
                                  Click Here for the Naloxone Training Flyer for more information
 
  • Healthy Walk n Talk: Walking can help to improve your health. It can aid in weight loss, improve breathing, improve circulation, strengthen bones, reduce stress, improve sleep and prevent or improve chronic diseases! If walking is not already part of your lifestyle, begin by joining QVHD on a Healthy Walk ‘n Talk this fall. If you are already a walker, join with us to encourage others to start walking. Three walks are planned. Each walk lasts about an hour on an easy walking trail. All ages and fitness levels are invited to participate. Community health professionals will join in on these walks providing an opportunity to discuss general health issues. 
     Hamden: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30am
     Woodbridge: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30am 

                                   Click Here to find exactly when and where the walks will be held
 
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Event: The North Haven Substance Abuse Action Council will be participating in the countries bi-annual medication take back event. The event serves as an opportunity for the general public to safely and conveniently dispose of left over or expired medication free of charge, no questions asked. The event will take place on October 28th, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at North Haven's Fire Headquarters, 11 Broadway. If you are unable to attend the event, the North Haven Police Department has a medication drop box in their lobby which is open 24/7 year round, no questions asked. For more information, contact Nancy Leddy, at (203)-239-5321 ext. 505. 
 
Announcement Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017