Oneida County Health Department

Overdose Prevention and Substance Use Program

Overdose Prevention and Substance Use Program

Oneida County Health Department’s (OCHD) overdose prevention, overdose and drug surveillance, and substance use activities are aimed at implementing public health approaches to address the opioid epidemic as well as other drug-related issues in the community. Projects support the Oneida County Opioid Task Force (OTF), a collaborative multi-agency and multi-sector partnership working together to reduce overdose deaths in the community. The OTF is chaired by the County Executive, Sheriff and District Attorney.


Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP): The Health Department is a NYS registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program trains community members on the administration of nasal naloxone (Narcan©), a medication which rapidly reverses an opioid overdose, and distributes free naloxone kits to individuals, businesses and organizations.

The program provides mail-in Narcan options for residents, “Save A Life”
Overdose Rescue Kits to businesses and organizations and as well as Narcan Emergency

Oneida County Partners