Want To Fight The Opioid Epidemic In Chicago? A New Program Trains You To Be A Community Health Worker

CHICAGO — Chicagoans who want to help their neighborhood fight the opioid crisis can take part in a new City Colleges program.

People who participate in the program will be trained as community health workers to provide care to children and families who have been impacted by opioid and substance use disorders, according to a City Colleges news release. Researchers have said the opioid crisis has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic, with overdose deaths soaring in some of Chicago’s most vulnerable communities.

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