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CDPH Overdose Prevention Initiative  -  September 11, 2023
The Overdose Prevention Initiative (OPI) works on the complex and changing nature of the drug overdose epidemic through prevention and research activities. OPI collects and shares data on fatal and non-fatal drug-related overdoses, drug-related overdose risk factors, prescriptions, and substance use. Through state and local partnerships, OPI supports substance use prevention programs, harm reduction tools and strategies, public awareness and education, and safe and effective prescribing and treatment practices. For questions, please contact us at​
Fatal overdose is a public health crisis in the United States, with record numbers of people dying each year. Social service providers are increasingly equipping staff to recognize and reverse opioid overdose as a part of their programs’ fundamental safety protocols. This resource provides steps to equip those staff and prevent overdose deaths.