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This webpage will expire in 2023. Please see our new Overdose Prevention Initiative site.

Responding to a Fentanyl Overdose: What CA First Responders Need to Know (PDF)

This fact sheet provides information and resources for first responders who may encounter fentanyl while on the job.

Don't Drop Your Patient Letter (PDF)

The purpose of this health alert is to provide information and resources to assist health care providers and prescribers with treating patients that may be opioid dependent or struggle with possible substance addiction symptoms.

Maternal/Neonatal Core Principles (PDF)

These principles provide guidelines for organizations and agencies currently providing care to mothers and babies.


The California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard (CA Dashboard) is the result of ongoing collaboration between California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB), Opioid Staff, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF). 

The Dashboard presents four types of data: opioid and other drug-related overdose deaths, ED visits, hospitalizations, and opioid prescription data from California's prescription drug monitoring program (CURES). These data are presented in counts, crude, and age-adjusted rates available at the state, county and zip code level. All aggregate data used on the CA Dashboard can be downloaded by users according to their selected parameters.

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