CDPH works with local organizations and coalitions across California to tackle challenging public health issues impacting our diverse communities. Here are a few highlights from some of these collaborative efforts.
Opioid Overdose Prevention
Substance Addiction and Prevention Branch is working to reduce opioid and other drug-related overdoses and deaths in California by supporting 21 local overdose safety coalitions representing 25 counties throughout the state. CDPH provides funding, technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and data to guide coalition activities.
Coalitions focus on overdose prevention, awareness and education, and distribution of fentanyl test strips and naloxone—a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. They drive efforts in the development of local opioid policies and procedures, expansion of access to medication-assisted treatment and promotion of safe prescribing practices.
Learn more about how
OD Free Marin,
SafeRx Santa Cruz County and the
SLO Opioid Safety Coalition are making an impact in their communities through education and prevention, and efforts to decrease stigma, misuse and opioid overdoses.