Pennsylvania Launches Portal to Ensure High-Risk Populations Have Access to Opioid Reversal Medication

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Administration’s Opioid Command Center announced the availability of the Statewide Naloxone Allocation Request Portal. The portal allows eligible organizations serving high-risk populations the ability to request additional naloxone nasal spray. This portal will supplement the Central Coordinating Entities’ (CCEs) efforts through the Naloxone for First Responders Program (NFRP) with a dedicated supply of naloxone focused on supporting distribution efforts to reach high-risk and high-need populations. Eligible organizations must utilize naloxone provided through this portal to support one or more of the following priority populations:

  • Individuals using Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and harm reduction services
  • Individuals leaving state prisons and county jails
  • Individuals engaged in and/or leaving treatment or detox and those who are in recovery
  • Individuals who have experienced a nonfatal overdose
  • Other high-risk populations identified by the organization (i.e., pregnant/post-partum women with a history of opioid use disorder, individuals experiencing homelessness, etc.)