CDC Funding Opportunity to Expand Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
CDC is expanding state opioid overdose prevention efforts through a new supplement funding opportunity. Opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the US since 1999, killing more than 28,000 in 2014. Research indicates two distinct but interrelated trends: a 15-year increase in overdose deaths involving prescription opioids, and a recent surge in heroin-related overdose deaths. CDC's Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States Program provides state health departments with resources and support needed to implement interventions to save lives from opioid overdose.