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Barry-Eaton District Health Dept. to add Health Resources Vending Machine

In partnership with Mid State Health Network, Barry Eaton District Health Dept. (BEDHD) has installed a new Health Resource Vending Machine in the lobby of the Health Dept. office in Charlotte. The purpose of the machine is to provide FREE health resources, like Naloxone, to the community in a private and easily accessible way. BEDHD is looking into avenues to install a similar Health Resource Vending Machine in Barry County.

 

Health resource supplies in the machine include:


• Narcan (Naloxone)
• First Aid Kits
• Medication Disposal Bags
• CPR Face Shields
• Fentanyl Test Strips
• Mini Sharps Disposal Containers
• Dental Kits for Adults and Children (Provided by the Eaton Oral Health Coalition)
• Condoms (Provided by the Wear One Program at BEDHD)

 

The naloxone in the machine has been provided by the State of Michigan to reduce the harm of opioid overdoses in our district. The other supplies have been provided through various resources including funds from the State Opioid Response grant.

 

More information can be found on the BEDHD website here: barryeatonhealth.org/harm-reduction/.

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