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Overdose Prevention IDOH Resources

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Oral Health:
The Oral Health Program at IDOH offers a continuing education course for dental health professionals titled Dentistry and Basic Non-opioid Prescribing in Pain. Upon completion of the course with a passing score, the participant will be awarded a certificate of completion from IDOH. To learn more about the course, please visit the Oral Health Website.

The Oral Health Program at IDOH also offers the Dentistry and Basic Non-opioid Prescribing in Pain course and The Opioid Crisis and Orofacial Pain Management course for information purposes, and participants do not receive a certificate upon completion. These courses can be found here.

Harm Reduction:
The Division of HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis at IDOH houses the Harm Reduction & Syringe Service Program, which supports the efforts of local health departments statewide to provide  harm reduction and syringe services to their communities through education and technical assistance. You can find on their website the Syringe Services & Harm Reduction Program Manual, a map of the syringe service locations across the state, their schedule and more.

Division of Maternal and Child Health:
The Division of Maternal and Child Health at IDOH houses a variety of resources available in both English and Spanish regarding perinatal substance abuse. These resources include a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) algorithm, guidelines for families going home with an infant who has NAS, information on the health effects of opioid use during pregnancy on the mother and baby and more.

Page last updated 04/18/2022.