Opioid Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution Program (OEND)

Project Background

DVCIPM has partnered with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to implement an Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) program, based on strong evidence of success in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This program aims to:

  • Reduce opioid-related overdoses and deaths
  • Increase co-prescribing of naloxone

The OEND program provides prescribers and pharmacists with educational materials that can be shared with their patients; training on clinical decision pathways to determine when naloxone is recommended; and regular feedback through quarterly reports to reinforce behavior change. The resources provided below will help:

  • Enhance knowledge and skill in opioid risk assessments and opioid safety education among prescribers and pharmacists
  • Educate patients and caregivers about naloxone usage and benefits
  • Increase understanding of how naloxone integrates into a patient’s pain management strategy


Patients and Caregivers Prescribers Pharmacists

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