Florida Priority Topic Investments

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Florida Overdose Investment Snapshot

Combatting the current overdose crisis is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) overdose investments for the state of Florida.

There were 91,799 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2020 (28.3 deaths per 100,000 standard population), a stark 30% increase from 2019. Approximately 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 involved an opioid, with synthetic opioids (e.g., illicitly manufactured fentanyls) accounting for more than 80% of all opioid-involved deaths. Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 55% and deaths involving psychostimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) increased by 47% from 2019 to 2020. Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine also increased by 22%.

In 2020 in Florida there were:


overdose deaths


overdose deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)

Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths

Overdose Funding At A Glance
Overdose Funding At A Glance


FY21 Florida Total Overdose Prevention Funding

FY21 Awards

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

  • Florida State Award: $5,400,466
  • Broward County Local Award: $2,168,362
  • Duval County Local Award: $3,717,639
  • Palm Beach County Local Award: $3,368,278

Public Health and Public Safety

  • Overdose Response Strategy: $74,500
  • Broward County Community Innovation Award: $115,000

*average award amount

Examples of How Florida Is Working to Prevent Overdose

overdose strategies
Targeted messages and awareness campaigns

Florida worked with local health departments to develop targeted communication messages about substance use specific to the needs of designated communities and hot spots.

Overdose record review

Broward County, Florida reviewed nearly 1,200 emergency department overdose records to better understand the individuals in the county who experience an overdose.

CDC Overdose Prevention Strategies

CDC’s Injury Center plays a critical role in addressing the drug overdose epidemic by driving progress in the five strategic priorities that guide CDC’s response framework for preventing overdoses.

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