Opioid prescriptions and lack of awareness and information fuel the opioid epidemic, leading to the increased risk for potential of opioid misuse and addiction. This project will bring opioid awareness information and public health information seeking skills to older 88, Hispanic community, 12s, health providers and the public. During our planned opioid education sessions, attendees will hear a presentation by an opioid education professional; be provided easy to read take home materials and be introduced to NLM electronic health information products. Our primary opioid misuse focus is the best prevention option is through education and awareness.

Project Details

Organization Name

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Organization Type
Faith-based organization
Project Lead


Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Educator, College & Post-grad
Educator, K-12
General Public
Health care Provider
Public Health Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Student, K-12
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Hispanics/Latin Americans