The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Overdose Prevention Program (OPP) is designed to reduce opioid overdose deaths by providing access to FDA-approved emergency opioid antagonists, as defined in s. 381.887(1)(d), F.S., to organizations that serve individuals at risk of witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose. NARCAN Nasal Spray is the emergency opioid antagonist DCF currently purchases and makes available to eligible organizations. The OPP has 2 primary goals:
Eligible organizations include non-profits that hand out free take-home naloxone kits directly to individuals at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose, and to friends and family who may witness an overdose.
Supplanting funds is strictly prohibited. Supplant is defined as replacing funding of a recipient’s existing program with funds from this federal grant. However, funds may be used to supplement or expand local funding for the purchase of naloxone. The kits provided cannot be sold, charged through insurance, or distributed at paid training; this would be cause for immediate unenrollment from the program.
To request a training, or to enroll in DCF’s Overdose Prevention Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.