Asheville Downtown Association
Buncombe County’s Community Paramedicine initiative started as a pilot program aimed at providing long-term solutions for 911 calls involving an overdose, addiction-based needs, and other times resources outside of immediate medical attention are needed. Since inception, data from Emergency Services shows a 5% decrease in overdoses in Buncombe County. Frequently, these calls overlap with people experiencing housing and mental health challenges.
Please complete this brief survey by Friday, June 24 to help further understanding on how to better support businesses and organizations that interface with community members struggling with housing challenges, mental health and substance use.