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


International Overdose Awareness Day

Central District Health’s Drug Overdose Prevention Program in partnership with the Idaho Harm Reduction Project, Peer Recovery Supports of Idaho, Peer Wellness Center, and Recovery Idaho are hosting Idaho’s International Overdose Awareness Day. Join us on August 31st for International Overdose Awareness Day. Meet us at the Idaho Capitol steps for an evening of speakers, tributes, activities, resources, and support. Education sessions will include:

  • Naloxone (overdose reversal medication) training, with ASL interpretation and Spanish translation
  • Overdose prevention education
  • Local leaders speaking on the Idaho Good Samaritan Law, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and harm reduction in Idaho

Visit booths in Cecil D. Andrus Park on substance use treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and emergency housing. Overdose rescue kits and supplies will be distributed for free (while supplies last). People who use drugs, their families, friends, community members, service providers, and first responders are encouraged to attend. To RSVP, click HERE. For more information, click HERE.

Read Overdose Awareness Day's Proclamation, HERE. View the IOAD's Agenda, HERE.

CDH’s Overdose Prevention and Response Trainings

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


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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Courtney Boyce, MPH
Health Education Specialist, Senior, Central District Health