Free Community Training Available at Goodman | Community


GOODMAN, Michigan — The M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) is inviting community members from Marinette and Menominee counties to participate in the approximately one-hour training on the Safeguarding Our Communities program on November 15th.

The training provides an overview of opioids, suggests actions to resolve problems, shows how to administer Narcan, and highlights syringe service programs run by local public health departments. Individuals participating in this training will be eligible to receive a free personal medication lock box, as well as Narcan treatments.

Attendance includes in-person training at Goodman-Armstrong Creek Schools, with lunch available at 11:30 am through MMACF. Or, people can participate remotely (virtually) through the MMACF’s GoToMeeting account. Anyone interested in participating, in person or virtually, should register with the MMACF. Participation is free.

Recent data shows Marinette County has an average of 14.8 deaths per 100,000 population, which is lower than the Wisconsin average of 22.4 per 100,000 population. Menominee County averages 36.8 overdose deaths per 100,000, which is well above the Michigan average of 26.9. Menominee County has the highest overdose death rate of any reported counties in the Upper Peninsula.

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