Big Cities Health Coalition
The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 46 million people they serve.
- The Big Cities Health Coalition, a project of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, is a forum for 20 leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies to protect the health and safety of the 46 million people they serve.
- Denver Public Health is waging a prescription drug abuse outreach and awareness campaign [PDF 251KB]to educate residents; make the opioid antidote naloxone (Narcan) more accessible; and improve data collection by housing RADARS®, a national prescription drug surveillance system.
- The Boston Public Health Commission has trained more than 3,200 people to administer Narcan. Boston also has take-back kiosks for unused or expired medication; several community outreach initiatives; and PAATHS (Providing Access to Addictions Treatment and Hope), a clearinghouse for information about addiction services.