Build State, Local, and Tribal Capacity to Respond to Opioid Overdoses
States, local communities, and tribes play an important role in preventing opioid overdoses and related harms. They run prescription drug monitoring programs, regulate controlled substances, license healthcare providers, respond to drug overdose outbreaks, and run large public insurance programs such as Medicaid and Workers Compensation.
Opioid Rapid Response Teams (ORRTs) are composed of public health experts ready to deploy on short-notice to support jurisdictions experiencing spikes in opioid-related overdoses or the closure of a clinic where patients are prescribed opioid therapy.
Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) supports state, territorial, county, and city health departments in obtaining high quality, more comprehensive, and timelier data on overdose morbidity and mortality and using those data to inform prevention and response efforts.
Laboratory Detection of Synthetic Opioids CDC is leading the development of Traceable Opioid Material (TOM) Kits to support detection of emerging opioids including fentanyl analogs.