Community Calendar of Opioid Overdose Trainings

New York State Overdose Awareness Day

  • September 9, 2021, 10AM - 1 PM (virtual event)
    • The New York State Department of Health will host the first annual state-led Opioid Overdose Awareness Day. This day will honor and reflect on the people who have died of overdose and celebrate people who dedicate themselves to harm reduction and saving lives.
    • Help promote this event: SAVE THE DATE: 9.9.21
    • Register for this event today:

2021 Community Calendar

Many NYSDOH Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs deliver community trainings throughout New York State. Community members who participate can expect to learn, the following:

  • Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose;
  • Steps in how to respond to an overdose and how to administer naloxone;
  • Review the NYSDOH cost-saving program Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP) and identify participating pharmacies where New Yorkers can get naloxone by using their prescription coverage through their health insurance plan; and
  • The benefits of the NYS 911 Good Samaritan Law including the importance of calling emergency medical services.
Target Audience: For ALL community members - regardless of level of understanding/knowledge about opioid overdose.

Registration is the sole responsibility of the registered program offering the training.

More Training Opportunities

  • Find additional training dates by checking the community calendar
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention: Training of Trainers (TOT) An online self-paced training for all currently registered opioid overdose prevention programs staff and for anyone who wants to learn about this topic. Register for the TOT here. (NOTE: To access online training, please first create an account on

Access Naloxone



  • OASAS Community Opioid Trainings
  • New York State OASAS offers free virtual training for "private" groups comprising of organization staff, volunteers, members, clients, or local community members.  Email for more information.

Central NY/Syracuse Region

Finger Lakes/Rochester Region

  • Clinton Family Health Center, 293 Upper Falls Blvd., Rochester, NY 14605 - Rosa Camacho (585) 922-0251
    • First Friday of Every Month, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
    • Trainings offered in both English and Spanish
  • Monroe County Dept. of Public Health, 111 Westfall Rd., Rm. 142, Rochester, NY 14620 - (585) 753-2989
    • 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:00 - 10:00 AM and 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
  • Monroe County Office of Mental Health, 1099 Jay Street, Bldg. J, 3rd Fl., Rochester, NY 14611 - (585) 753-2614
  • Catholic Family Center/Restart, 79 N. Clinton St., Rochester, NY 14604 - Sametrius Brigham (585) 546-7220, x5054
    • Second Thursday of Every Month, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Huther Doyle, 360 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604 - Mayra Rodriguez (585) 325-5100
    • Third Friday of Every Month, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Date/Time Location Registration Contact Information
July 27, 2021
3:00 PM
Virtual Community Narcan Training

Olinda Ford


July 28, 2021
10:00 AM
Virtual Community Narcan Training

Olinda Ford


July 29, 2021
10:00 AM
Virtual Community Narcan Training

Olinda Ford


Lower/Mid- Hudson Region

  • Westchester County - Trainings available 2 times each month
    • Ardsley Ambulance
      19 American Legion Drive
      Ardsley, NY 10502
    • Contact: Tony Sari (914) 494-1402
  • HRHCare Community Health - Every 3rd Monday of each month
    • 75 Washington Street
      Lower Level Large Conference Room
      Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    • Contact: Margie Stickles (845) 790-7990 ext. 66011
  • New Paltz Opioid Overdose Prevention & Response Team
    • 24/7 Online Training - Simply follow these 3 steps:
    • Questions? Call Phoenix at (845) 256-5014

Nassau/Suffolk Region

  • Naloxone trainings available "on-demand" for any individual, family or organization in Suffolk County.
    Contact: Keith Scott, Director of Opioid Overdose - Well Life Network (631) 880-2444
  • YES Community Counseling Center
    • Training available in Massapequa, Levittown, Farmingdale (and neighboring communities)
      Contact Adrienne LoPresti, LCSW R, Associate Director at (516) 799-3203 to schedule a training at your location
  • Nassau County Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services offers tailored onsite opioid overdose prevention training for a variety of agencies and their staff including first responders. Training can include a diverse panel of experts from local treatment programs, community coalitions, people in recovery and family support groups to discuss substance abuse disorder. To learn more, call (516) 227-7057 to schedule a training in your community or at your location.

New York City

  • NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Save A Life. Carry Naloxone.
  • Alliance's Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center - available in English and Spanish
    • 25 Allen Street
      New York, NY 10002
    • Contact: Reilly Glasgow (212) 226-6333 ext. 146
  • South Beach Addiction Treatment Center
    • Last Wednesday of every month, 10:00 AM
    • Please register with Binu Thomas at (718) 667-2772
  • Washington Heights CORNER Project
    • Tuesday & Thursday of Every Month, 1:00 PM
    • 212-923-7600 ext. 121
  • Community Health Action of Staten Island offers opioid overdose trainings in the Staten Island area.
    • For those that are interested in setting up a training (i.e., on-on-one, groups) contact:
  • GMHC's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program offers drop-in trainings weekly on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.
    • 446 West 33rd Street
      6th Floor
      New York, NY 10001
  • Harlem United, 290 Lenox Ave., Lower Level, New York, NY 10027
  • Housing Works - Cylar House Harm Reduction, 743-749 E 9th Street
    • Every Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    • Everyone will be screened for COVID at the door
    • For more information, please call (212) 677-7999 x4507 or x4506

Northeastern NY/Albany Region

  • Saratoga County Jail, 6010 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    • Third Thursday of Each Month
    • (518) 281-8389 or Lieutenant Sean Connolly (518) 885-2478
  • Individuals in St. Lawrence county seeking to obtain training and opioid overdose rescue kit, email for more details
  • Rensselaer County - Naloxone Now - If you are in need of Naloxone (Narcan) please text the word "Narcan" to 21000 to arrange for curbside delivery

Western NY/Buffalo Region

  • Erie County Department of Health
  • CASA - Trinity of Livingston, Chemung or Tioga Counties
    • Can schedule a training anytime, pending availability of supplies - Anywhere in Livingston, Chemung, or Tioga Counties
  • Evergreen Health Harm Reduction Centers - Syringe Exchange Walk in basis for training/kits during business hours
    • Buffalo: 206 South Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201
      • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Tuesdays until 8:00 PM
      • (716) 845-0172
    • Jamestown: 31 Water St. Door #14, Jamestown, NY 14701
      • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • (716) 541-0678
  • Harm Reduction Center Mobile Unit - provides training/kits
    • Call (716) 482-9633 for locations, Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Follow on Twitter @HarmReductionGO