Heal on Wheels is proposed as a mobile center that provides culturally competent, bilingual harm reduction and overdose prevention to historically underserved Hispanic and Latinx communities in Rhode Island. The mobile center will partner with local community organizations to deliver culturally responsive materials and determine optimal mobile site “pop up” locations. On board, they will distribute resources (e.g., local recovery clinics, harm reduction centers, faith-based/support meetings) and harm reduction materials (e.g., fentanyl test strips, Naloxone/Narcan, clean needles). A phone and laptop will also be available for use on board.
Ashley Gaipo, Amanda Block, Paola Jimenez, Jhanavi Kapadia, Sarah Tokarz, and Sage Mueller