The Hamilton County Coalition in conjunction with the TN Save A Life Program is reaching rural communities with a new wave of free, monthly opioid overdose reversal training.

The training events were supposed to start in December, but due to issues with Hamilton County Coalition's website, they were moved to January. 

Hamilton County Coalition Communication Consultant John Mitchell said they wanted to ensure people had enough time to register for the training.

The eight locations for the trainings cover Hamilton, Marion, Rhea, Sequatchie, Grundy, and McMinn counties. 

According to data from the Tennessee Department of Health, 1,304 people died from an over related to opioids in 2018. 

OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2018

  • Hamilton County: 41
  • Marion County: 1
  • Rhea County: 2
  • Sequatchie County: 3
  • Grundy County: 2
  • McMinn County: 4 

Here is the new schedule for the training, which will start in January. 

SPRING CITY - The event will be held at City Hall in Spring City on January 9. The training will continue every first Thursday of the month. 

SPEROHEALTH  - The event will be held at SperoHealth at 7030 Lee Highway, Suite 201 in Chattanooga on January 6. The training will continue every first Monday of the month.

SETHRA - The event will be held at 312 Resource Rd. in Dunlap on January 20. The training will continue every third Thursday of the month. 

SEQUATCHIE FIRE DEPARTMENT  - The event will be held at the Sequatchie Fire Department at 184 Handle Street on January 14. The training will continue every second Thursday of the month. 

HAMILTON COUNTY COALITION  - The event will be held at the Hamilton County Coalition office at 5721 Marlin Rd, Suite 3200 on January 21. The training will continue every third Tuesday of the month. 

GRACE HARBOLT EDUCATION CENTER  - The event will be held at the Grace Harbolt Education Center on 123 Old Highway 56 in Coalmont on January 15. The training will continue every third Wednesday of the month. 

MCMINN COUNTY (EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER) - The event will be held at the McMinn County Emergency Operations Center at 1107 Congress Parkway in Athens on January 15. The training will continue every third Wednesday of the month.

CITY CHURCH OF DAYTON - The event will be held at the City Church of Dayton at 375 Main Street on January 20. The training will continue every third Monday of the month. 

You can reserve your spot for these trainings on the Hamilton County Coalition website or you can call Vanessa Spotts at 423-305-1449.