Drug Overdose Prevention Program

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Drug Overdose Prevention Program

Opioid-related deaths have increased sharply in the United States since 1999, and Idaho has not been left untouched by this epidemic. The Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention program aims to decrease prescription-related overdoses and deaths in Idaho by focusing efforts on prescriber education in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties.

Our Goals:

  • Encourage prescribers to actively use the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) before prescribing an opioid
  • Provide education on the CDC Guidelines to Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (2016)
  • Work with provider offices to establish clinic workflows that easily incorporate the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
  • Develop partnerships to improve health and minimize opioid overprescribing and utilization (prescription diversion)
  • Connect prescribers, patients, and the community to information and resources on prescription opioids


Central District Health's Drug Overdose Prevention Program has assisted in the development of two resources map. These maps are intended to reflect substance use, misuse, and prevention resources, in the realms of treatment, recovery, and community-based supports.

For more information and a key to the maps, click here.

Click here to view Region IV's Substance Use Resource Map.

Click here to view Region IV's Recovery Resource Map.

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Courtney Boyce, MPH
Health Education Specialist, Senior, Central District Health