Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit and Resources
Heroin and opioid abuse continues to grow in NYS and throughout the nation. The NYSED Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources listed below may be used in consultation with the school medical director, administration and school counsel in implementing a school or school district opioid overdose prevention program.
NYSED Guidance for Schools
NYSED Guidance Document On Opioid Prevention Measures - NYS Education Department (NYSED), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), and Harm Reduction Coalition guidance and training for schools choosing to participate as opioid antagonist recipients as defined by Public Health Law §3309. (Updated 12/2016)
Naloxone Administration In Schools Options Chart- This chart is referenced in the above document and describes how schools may register as NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs, obtain and administer naloxone. Includes applicable regulatory citations. (12/16)
Health Education Standards Modernization Supplemental Guidance Document Instructional Resource Packet for Heroin and Opioids to assist school districts to meet requirements of modernizing health education instruction. (6/2016)
OASAS/NYSDOH/NYSED Commissioners Letter regarding the NYS Kitchen Table Toolkit featuring resources for parents, teachers, and community members to begin conversations with youth concerning the health risks and dangerous consequences of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. (5/2016)
NYSDOH Opioid Prevention Training For School Personnel-This webinar has been approved by the NYSDOH pursuant to section 3309 of Public Health Law for Opioid Overdose Prevention Training. 55 minutes (12/2016)
Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Post-Test-Print this test and check your answers against the webinar slide number indicated next to each question. When you have achieved 100% accuracy, take the post-test and the Training Skills Checklist below to the designated reviewer in your school or district. (12/2016)
Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Skills Checklist-Print this form and take it with your post-test to the reviewer in your district, who will review the steps for naloxone use in emergency response for opioid overdose. This form is in Word format to allow districts to add their letterhead to the top of the form. (12/2016)
NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources for School Settings
Click here to access the NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources for School Settings Page. Under NYSDOH Resources you will find How To Become A Registered Program and Resources for Registered Programs.
- Districts or schools choosing to register as opioid overdose prevention programs should select the Program Registry option.
- In the Agency/Facility Classification section of the registration form, select Local-Schools.
In the Targeted Responder Outreach Recruitment Strategy section-select School and/or School District Staff.
- In the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Sites section provide the name and address of each school choosing to register.
- Mandated quarterly reporting on the number of staff new trained and reporting of naloxone administrations must be completed per district policy.
AED/EAI/Naloxone Maintenance and Inventory Log-This document may be used to track all 3 items for districts wishing to store naloxone and or Epinephrine Auto-Injectors obtained with the AED unit. Location and storage of naloxone is determined by district policy. (12/2016)
Naloxone Inventory Log-May be used to track naloxone location, use/disposal and expiration date. (12/2016)
Resources for School Medical Directors and/or Licensed Prescribers
Resources for Trained School Responders
NYSCSH Responding to an Overdose Emergency Guide for Schools-Provides signs of overdose, what to do and how to assemble and administer nasal naloxone. (12/2016)
- How to Give Nasal Spray (Intranasal Naloxone) (English)
- How to Give Nasal Spray (Intranasal Naloxone) (Español)
- Rescue Breathing Pictorial Guide
- Guide to Developing & Managing Overdose Prevention and Naloxone
Sample Policy, Procedures and Notifications for Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs
Sample policies and procedures for NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs and/or Licensed Prescribers- While not school specific, this NYSDOH sample may be used as a guide in developing policies and procedures in accordance with school medical director, administrative and counsel guidance. (3/21/14)
Sample District Notification to Parents Regarding the Implementation of an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program-Provides a brief explanation of an Opioid Prevention Program. Literacy level approximately 8th grade. (12/2016)
Educator, Student, and Parent Resources
NYSDOH School Opioid Resource Page with school-specific resources.
Talk to Prevent: Conversation Starters for Parents