Drug Overdose Prevention Program

Drug Overdose Prevention Program


Opioid-related deaths have increased sharply in the United States since 1999, and Idaho has not been left untouched by this epidemic. The Drug Overdose Prevention Program aims to decrease drug overdoses and deaths by improving community capacity to address substance use misuse, and use through prevention, recovery support services, and treatment in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties.

Our Goals:

  • Improve access to and education on naloxone, as a harm reduction tool to prevent overdose
  • Build partnerships to improve individual, organizational and community capacity
  • Address social determinants of health as an indicator of health outcomes in individuals with substance use disorders
  • Leverage state & local resources
  • Develop community-specific strategies with the collaboration of local partners
  • Promote evidence-based strategies to reduce overdose risks and drug mortality
  • Provide technical assistance & education

Trainings

Elmore County Overdose Prevention and Response Training – Register HERE.  

The Drug Overdose Prevention Program at Central District Health has partnered with Mountain Home Police Department and Desert Sage Health Centers to facilitate a free training for all Elmore County residents. This training is appropriate for bystanders, community members, and professionals. Individuals who use substances and their family members and friends are encouraged to attend. This training will be repeated twice on April 16, 2021, which is "National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day." Participants can register for one or both of the trainings. Only registered participants will receive a link to request a certificate of attendance.

For more information about the Elmore County Training, review the flyer HERE

For more information on CDH’s Overdose Prevention and Response Trainings, please review this flyer.


Resources

Central District Health's Drug Overdose Prevention Program has assisted in the development of resource maps. Free, interactive online regional resource maps to support access to substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services, harm reduction resources, and other community relief (social determinants of health) services.

For more information and a key to the maps, click here.

For a full list of resources, click here.

Click here to view Region IV's Behavioral Health Treatment Services Interactive Map.

Click here to view Region IV's Recovery Supports Interactive Map.

Click here to provide recommendations on the Region IV's Behavioral Health Treatment Services Interactive Map.

Get Tested. Find Services. Refer to the IDHW, HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Prevention and Care map here.

Do you live outside of Ada, Boise, Valley or Elmore County? Refer to Google's Recover Together Map for statewide and national resources here.

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Providers

Public

Recovery



CONTACT

Courtney Boyce, MPH
Health Education Specialist, Senior, Central District Health
208-327-8621