Chicago initiative plans new way to fight opioid overdoses

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In an effort to fight the opioid epidemic in Chicago, the city’s Department of Public Health is funding a plan to hire and train peer workers to help reach more people in the community. A news release from the city said the Department of Public Health awarded $225,000 to Chicago Recovery Alliance, in partnership with Men and Women in Prison Ministries and Heartland Human Care Services. The money will go toward training people who have experienced opioid addiction to be peer health workers.