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File #: RES 23-176    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Regular Agenda
In control: President and Board of Trustees
On agenda: 5/15/2023 Final action:
Title: A Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Oak Park Public Library and the Village Of Oak Park for the Installation of a Naloxone Box On Oak Park Public Library Property and Authorizing its Execution
Attachments: 1. RES 23-176 Resolution Cover Page, 2. Library Naloxone Box IGA Library 04-28-23_FINAL
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Submitted By                     

Dr. Theresa Chapple, Public Health Director 


Reviewed By

A.M. Zayyad, Deputy Village Manager


Agenda Item Title


A Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Oak Park Public Library and the Village Of Oak Park for the Installation of a Naloxone Box On Oak Park Public Library Property and Authorizing its Execution





The Village of Oak Park is addressing the issue of opioid overdose in our community through a project that provides free Naloxone - a medication that will block an opioid overdose - education and training on how to provide aid in the event of an opioid overdose, and resources for those who wish to seek care or recovery services. 


The Naloxone and resources will be distributed in seven boxes throughout the community, and this agreement with the Oak Park Public Library will allow the placement of one of the boxes in the lobby of the main library branch.





Adopt the Resolution.  



In 2022, 151 people in Oak Park experienced an opioid overdose. That means that someone in Oak Park overdoses due to opioid use almost every other day. In 2019, 10.1 million U.S. residents (3.7% of the population) reported nonmedical use of an opioid. Of those, the majority reported misusing prescription opioids.


Any opioid use, including opioids prescribed by a medical provider, puts individuals at risk of accidental overdose and developing opioid use disorder.


To address the issue of opioid use disorder in our community, the Village of Oak Parks Public Health Department created a project to offer free Naloxone and accompanying resources to community members. These resources will be distributed via boxes placed in areas where Police and Fire department call response data indicate there is a need for emergency first aid for opioid overdose. One of these areas is near the Oak Park Public Library’s main branch, and the Library leadership has indicated a willingness to have a box placed in the lobby. This intergovernmental agreement will allow a box to be placed in the library.


The Health Department will be responsible for maintaining and restocking the boxes.


Fiscal Impact

There is no revenue or expenditure impact related to this agreement.


DEI Impact

The intent of placing one of the Village’s Naloxone boxes in the main branch of the Library is to make the life-saving medication of Naloxone and accompanying educational resources available for free to all visitors to the library, including those experiencing opioid use disorder, and possibly homelessness. The program of which this agreement is part aims to address the stigma of treating and addressing opioid use in our community, as well as provide medication that can save the life of someone experiencing an opioid overdose. The Library was chosen as a location based on overdose data collected by Police and Fire departments. The Health Department worked with community organizations that regularly engage with people who use substances to choose locations and methods for Naloxone distribution. We do not foresee any environmental impacts. This agreement endorses DEI principles by supporting those stigmatized and marginalized by opioid use disorder



Not adopt the Resolution.


Previous Board Action



Citizen Advisory Commission Action



Anticipated Future Actions/Commitments



Intergovernmental Cooperation Opportunities

This allows for cooperation and future collaboration with the Public Library on community health programming.