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CDPH Launches New Opioid Resource Website and Awards Opioid Prevention Grants

What’s happening: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a one-stop-shop website with the latest information on the opioid epidemic and the state’s effort to address it. 

What else to know: The website is part of Governor Newsom’s attempt to connect people with resources and treatments.  

The website features: 

  • Details on California’s latest enforcement actions against traffickers and dealers 
  • Resources for individuals experiencing an opioid use disorder 
  • Data and information on the latest substance abuse trends 
  • Step-by-step guidance on responding to an opioid overdose 
  • Education material on the history and harms of the opioid epidemic 

CPDH also awarded $8 million in opioid prevention grants to community-based organizations. These grants increase access to care by supporting education, testing, recovery, and support services.