|Opioid Overdose Prevention: Program and Research Funding Opportunities|
CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) announces new opioid funding opportunities.
Overdose Data to ActionOverdose Data to Action (RFA-CE19-1904) focuses on the complex and changing nature of the opioid overdose epidemic and highlights the need for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and cohesive public health approach. State, territorial, county, city, and township health departments need access to complete and timely data on nonfatal and fatal drug overdoses to understand the scope and direction of the evolving overdose epidemic. These funds will help states, territories, and localities obtain high quality, more comprehensive, and timelier data needed to better inform prevention efforts.
This funding opportunity will continue work focused on: increasing comprehensiveness and timeliness of surveillance data; building state and local capacity for public health programs determined to be promising based on research evidence; making Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) easier to use and access; and working with health systems, insurers, and communities to improve opioid prescribing. It adds new work focused on linkages to care and other areas of innovation supported by evidence-based practice.
The total funding and the number of awards is contingent upon availability of funds, and the merit and quality of the applications. State, territorial, and select county, city, or township health departments are eligible to apply.
Several resources are available to assist jurisdictions including: checklists, budget one-pagers, and informational conference calls. For specific details, visit our webpage or the related documents section of the notice online at grants.gov.
Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention (RFA-CE-19-002)CDC is soliciting investigator-initiated research to evaluate strategies being used by state and local health departments to prevent fatal and nonfatal overdose from prescription and/or illicit opioids, in RFA-CE-19-002: Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention. This research is intended to help state and local health departments implement and improve interventions to prevent fatal and nonfatal opioid overdose. Emphasis is placed on supporting studies that generate findings that can immediately be translated into action; shortening the time lag between strategy development and transition into evidence-based practice. The intent is to evaluate both the implementation and impact of new or existing strategies in states and local communities that: