CDC Announces New Opioid Overdose Prevention Grant Opportunity

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new grant opportunity for local health departments to address the ongoing nationwide opioid epidemic. The grant opportunity “Overdose Data to Action” integrates the work of three previous CDC funding opportunities: Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States, the Data Driven Prevention Initiative, and the Enhanced State Surveillance of Opioid-Involved Morbidity and Mortality.

This three-year funding opportunity will focus on increasing comprehensives and timeliness of surveillance data, building state and local capacity for public health programs determined to be promising based on research evidence, making prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) easier to use and access, and working with health systems, insurers, and communities to improve opioid prescribing. More information on the funding opportunity is available here.