Overdose Prevention Resources for Providers

Overdose deaths from opioids, both opioid analgesics and heroin, are a public health crisis in New York City. These overdose deaths are preventable. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist, can safely reverse an opioid overdose. In New York State, it’s legal for anyone to carry and use it.

Prescribing Resources

If you are a pharmacist, visit the Naloxone and Overdose Prevention in Pharmacies page for pharmacist resources.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPP)

In 2006, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute created the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP), allowing eligible organizations or providers to register as OOPPs and provide free naloxone to their clients or patients. Once registered, programs receive free naloxone from the City or State health department for distribution.

For more information on becoming an OOPP, please visit How to Become a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs or email the Overdose Prevention Unit at naloxone@health.nyc.gov

Training and Technical Assistance for OOPPs

The Overdose Prevention Unit can provide training and programmatic guidance to organizations interested in integrating overdose prevention and naloxone distribution into their program.  Some of the resources we provide include: sample policy and procedures, overdose prevention training slides, brief training scripts, and required forms for dispensing naloxone.  To request a training on dispensing naloxone or for technical assistance, email Overdose Prevention Unit at naloxone@health.nyc.gov

NYC DOHMH Literature

Some of our literature is available in-print. Call 311 to order.


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