FR-BRIEF First Resource App Introduction

First Responders - Bridging Response in Evidence-based Facilitation of services for people who use opioids

In response to the opioid crisis, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is developing a smart phone application (app) for use with community members who engage with first responders in emergent overdose-related situations. This project is community-inspired with the goal of becoming more responsive to pressing community needs related to the opioid epidemic.

With this exploratory/developmental study, we will: 

  • Determine community stakeholder needs related to opioid overdose
  • Develop smartphone-based application called “First Resource,” which will provide First Responders with easily accessible, evidence-based facilitation of services for people who use opioids.
  • Pilot test the “First Resource” app.

Test Our App

First Resource is in its prototype stage we have yet to fully test it and find out if it's a useful intervention. We have yet to understand if it is in fact helpful for first responders and community members.

If you would be interested in testing First Resource, the first step is to contact me with the information below. If you attempt to use the app for  one month, you will be entered into a drawing for $500.00!

Thank you for considering helping us make this very simple intervention useful for first responders and the community members with whom they interact.

Natasha Mendoza, MSW, PhD

Director, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Associate Professor, School of Social Work