August 31, 2023 is International Overdose Awareness Day where the lives of individuals lost to overdose are honored and awareness is raised around the impact of drug-related stigma. NYSDOH will join the collective efforts of registered overdose prevention programs, including Syringe Access Programs & Drug User Health Hubs, to raise awareness by promoting local events on an online statewide community event calendar and by promoting the Statewide Overdose Awareness Day event on September 13th.

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Overdose Community Calendar
To commemorate August 31, 2023, NYSDOH will issue a press release about ten statewide landmarks that will be illuminated in purple. This press release will feature and promote local Overdose Awareness events for the online community calendar.

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* 1. Are you planning a local overdose-related community event (e.g., August 31st candlelight vigil, showcasing a film) that you want promoted online and in the upcoming press release?