Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone)

The Kenton Hardin Health Department has partnered with Hardin Memorial Hospital, County Prosecutor Bradford Bailey, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, and the County Coroner Lawrence Kuk Jr., MD to bring Project DAWN to the area. The program is a community-based training program that teaches rescue breathing and how to properly administer Naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose. Check our homepage or calendar for upcoming events. This program is locally funded by the County Prosecutor and the Health Department.

Although drug usage has affected our area, this training is useful for those that may have an accidental overdose from prescribed medications. Any person that knows someone that takes an opioid should consider attending this training.

We now have a mail order option

Click the button below and you will be redirected to a Survey Monkey website for a short survey (5-7 minutes) and at the end of the survey there is a link to a short (16 minute) video on how to administer if you have not experienced giving the medication. You will receive a free kit in the mail.

Register for a Training

Call 419-673-6230 to schedule a training at the Health Department at any time. 

We also offer community training events twice a year at local locations.

You may come to the Health Department and receive refills if your Naloxone has been used or is expired by calling our offices.

Contact for First Responders

If your agency is in need of Naloxone please contact:

Justin Dick 419-673-6230 X 1807

Naloxone Distribution Project

The Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMAS) has committed up to $500,000.00 in the state fiscal year budget to enhance access to Naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Since 2016, Hardin County has been earmarked to receive money each year. The full 100% of these funds will be used to purchase Naloxone. 

These kits are allocated to county health departments to dispense to local law enforcement, emergency personnel, and first responders (as required by House Bill 64).

Public Health Emergencies
  • Hours of Operation (Excluding Holidays)
    Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM
    Friday 8:30AM-2:30PM
    Closed daily for lunch 12:00-12:30PM
  • Address:175 West Franklin Street, Kenton, OH 43326
  • Phone:419-673-6230
  • Fax:419-673-8761

After Hours:
24/7 Emergency Line