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 our Naloxone Dispensing Information for Pharmacies page for pharmacist resources.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPP)

If you work at an organization whose clients or community members could benefit from naloxone, consider becoming an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP). Eligible organizations can register as OOPPs and receive naloxone to give to their clients, staff and community members free of charge. Naloxone is provided by the NYC Department of Health at no cost to OOPPs.

Training and Technical Assistance for OOPPs

The NYC Department of Health provides training and support to organizations interested in adding overdose prevention and naloxone dispensing to their services.

Here are some resources the NYC Department of Health can provide:

  • Assistance during OOPP registration, including onboarding email and call.
  • Training of Dispensers for OOPP staff who will be giving out naloxone.
  • Support developing naloxone dispensing strategies.
  • Overdose prevention training slides, brief training script and training flashcards.
  • Sample policies and procedures.

If your organization needs staff training or technical assistance, email naloxone@health.nyc.gov.

NYC Department of Health Literature

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


Additional Resources

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