CDC’s Public Health Matters: Overdose Prevention

June 11, 2021

A Shared Approach to Preventing Opioid Overdoses

As the opioid overdose epidemic worsens, there are specific actions that we can all take to make a difference and potentially save lives. 

Save a Life – #PrepYourHealth

It can be difficult to tell if a person has overdosed on opioids. When in doubt, treat the situation like an overdose. Act fast and you could save the person’s life.

CDC’s Role in the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

CDC’s role in the overdose epidemic is to improve patient safety, educate the public, help states implement strategies, work with public safety departments, and collect and analyze data.