Learn how to save a life with Delco Revive, Delaware County’s new initiative

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By Good Info News Wire

June 26, 2024

The Delaware County Health Department (DCHD) has officially launched a new program called Delco Revive, which is aimed at providing life-saving resources and training to local organizations and residents, for free.

The program, which soft-launched in 2023, offers essential resources including NARCAN® nasal spray (Naloxone), an overdose-reversing medication, wound care kits, and Xylazine and Fentanyl test strips. It also offers free “Stop the Bleed” tourniquet training and CPR certification.

Program details and resources

The Delco Revive program materials are available at all three DCHD office locations, including the the DCHD administrative and environmental health office at Baldwin Towers in Eddystone, and the Wellness Centers in Chester and Yeadon.

DCHD staff demonstrated the proper use of various resources, such as NARCAN® nasal spray, “Stop the Bleed” wound kits, and Xylazine and Fentanyl test strips during the official launch on May 21. The program also includes instructions on proper CPR administration to adults and children.

Responses and comments

DCHD director Melissa Lyon urged residents to take advantage of these life-saving resources. Phil Waibel, a survivor and primary therapist/law enforcement treatment initiative coordinator at MVP Recovery, talked about his own struggles with opioid addiction and highlighted how the administration of Narcan saved his life.

The goal of DCHD is to increase the number of PA residents carrying Narcan nasal spray and who have the necessary knowledge to help themselves and others.

Funding and support

The Delco Revive program is funded through $137,286 of Delaware County’s opioid settlement funds. Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor stressed the countywide impact of the program and emphasized that addiction has no boundaries.

The county will receive annual payments for 18 years, on average of $3.5 million per year, from the $62.5 million opioid settlement with pharmaceutical distributors announced in September 2022.

Contacts and more information

Additional information about the Delco Revive program can be found on its website, DelcoRevive.com, or by contacting the Delaware County Wellness Line at (484) 276-2100, or via email at [email protected].

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