Opioid Analgesic

Resources to Help Health Care Providers Prevent Opioid Analgesic Misuse and Overdose

  • From 2000 to 2015, rates of overdose death from opioid analgesics increased 300% in New York City (NYC).
  • More than one overdose death involving an opioid analgesic occurred every other day on average in NYC in 2015.

Health care providers can play a central role in reversing the epidemic of opioid analgesic misuse and overdose deaths. Because of this, the Health Department has conducted several public health detailing campaigns, consisting of office-to-office educational outreach visits with physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners on judicious opioid prescribing. Brooklyn is the focus of the 2017 opioid analgesic detailing campaign. During visits, Opioid Analgesic Action Kits that contains useful provider and patient resources are being distributed, and is also available electronically below. We hope you will use the kit to help decrease opioid analgesic misuse and its health consequences among your patients.

Opioid Analgesics Action Kit (Brooklyn 2017)

Provider Resources

Patient Resources

Other Materials

Archived Opioid Analgesics Action Kit (the Bronx 2015)

Archived Opioid Analgesics Action Kit (Staten Island 2013)

Some of our literature is available in-print. Call 311 for more information.