HB 4143 is legislative action to pilot peer programs that prevent/reduce the number of opioid overdoses. Evolve Peer Support Specialists/Certified Recovery Mentors (PSS/CRM) will be working in two distinct settings.

One pilot will focus on the justice-involved population because the risk of fatal overdose is extremely high among those recently released from incarceration . The Multnomah County Sheriff has identified a large group of individuals who are arrested, booked, and promptly released that would benefit from a quick and effective transition to substance use disorder treatment and/or other community-based services and supports. 

The second pilot will be at a healthcare campuses which has frequent and repeated contact with those at high risk of opioid overdose. PSS/CRMs will offer peer support in these locations and out into the community after release and/or discharge.