Skip Navigation LinksCA-Approach

substance and addiction prevention branch
palm trees

CDPH's Shared Vision, Mission, and Strategies


A healthy and thriving California, free of the harms of substance misuse and overdose.


Advance and amplify CDPH's unified response to reduce the harms from substance misuse and end the evolving drug overdose crisis in California through increased information sharing, policy development, and implementation.


  • Collaboration
  • Responsiveness
  • Equity
  • Compassion
  • Data-driven
  • Stigma-free


In partnership and working through policies, programs, and services, we seek to:

​1. Improve CDPH and state agency coordination.
line graph
2. ​Improve state and local level surveillance. 
person lifting weights
​3. Promote protective factors and reduce risk factors to support individual and community resiliency. 
person thinking
4. ​Increase public awareness and education.
​5. Expand naloxone access, saturation, and education. 
pill bottle
​6. Promote treatment and reduce stigma.
health symbol
7. ​Promote harm reduction and drug checking services.

For questions, please contact us at
Page Last Updated :