The Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths through the provision of free naloxone, in its nasal spray formulation. Entities apply to DHCS to have naloxone shipped directly to their address.
The program started October 1, and hundreds of applications have been received. Eligible entities include law enforcement such as police departments, county jails and probation; fire, EMS and first responders; schools and universities; homeless programs; veteran organizations; and community organizations such as harm reduction organizations or community opioid coalitions.
The NDP has distributed 83,962 naloxone units since the beginning of October! If you would like to learn more about the organizations and counties that have received naloxone and to see updated data about the number of naloxone units that have been distributed since October, click here.
If you would like to submit an application for free naloxone, or if you know of other entities that would like to submit an application, you can learn more about the NDP and access the application here.