The Project Lazarus Model

Resource Type: Model
Year: 2007
Organization/Source: Project Lazarus
Tags: Connections to Care/Care Coordination, Emergency Department, Harm Reduction, Provider Education, Safe Prescribing

Developed in Wilkes County, NC, the Project Lazarus Model is a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health. The Model can be conceptualized as a wheel, with three core components in the “Hub” (Public Awareness, Coalition Action, Data and Evaluation) and seven components that make up the “Spokes” (Community Education, Provider Education, Hospital ED Policies, Diversion Control, Pain Patient Support, Harm Reduction, and Addiction Treatment).


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