Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention and Crisis Response Program
Crisis Response Program
The Opioid Crisis Response program works to reduce incidents of opioid overdose and overdose fatalities by connecting overdose survivors with a Community Health Worker (CHW) and Peer Support Specialist (PSS). These individuals provide linkages to treatment and supportive wraparound services. The Opioid Crisis Response Program also seeks to engage friends and families of opioid overdose survivors by providing education and tools to prevent future overdose.
The program accepts referrals for individuals who have just experienced overdose as well as for individuals who are at risk for experiencing an overdose.The program is funded by a grant through the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Emergency Management.
Opioid Crisis Response program contact:
- Anna Geer, Program Manager: 928-679-7227 or email
Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program
The Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention program is funded via grant with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Injury Prevention. The program is part of a statewide initiative to reduce the number of fatal opioid overdoses in Coconino County, implementing five public health strategies from the Arizona Rx Misuse and Abuse Toolkit, using five public health strategies from the Arizona Rx Misuse and Abuse Toolkit.
Program staff located in Flagstaff have established contact with agencies throughout Coconino County to build partnerships and create awareness of resources pertaining to opioid use. For more information please call or email the listed contact information.
Contact info: Candice Koenker, Program Manager, email or 928-679-7264
To request Naloxone training and Naloxone Kits from Sonoran Prevention Works: http://spwaz.org/
Treatment Locator: http://substanceabuse.az.gov/
Free Opioid Prescribing CME Courses: https://www.vlh.com/azprescribing/
Arizona Rx Misuse and Abuse Initiative Overview: Other-RxMisuseandAbuseInitiativeStrategicSummaryJune2015.pdf OR RX Initiative.pdf
AZ Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (AZ CSPMP) Registration FAQs: AZ PMP Registration FAQs.pdf
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse: https://www.samhsa.gov/topics/prescription-drug-misuse-abuse
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid Overdose Webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): https://www.drugabuse.gov/
Arizona Department of Health Services Opioid Epidemic Home Page: https://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/injury-prevention/opioid-prevention/index.php
Coconino County Opioid Poisoning and Abuse among Coconino County Residents Report (June 2017): http://www.coconino.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/17695/Opioid-Report-6-9-17-
The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act: https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/related-docs/arizona_opioid_epidemic_act_policy_primer.pdf
Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family Opioid Abuse and Misuse: http://substanceabuse.az.gov/substance-abuse/rethink-rx
University of Arizona Center for Rural Health; http://crh.arizona.edu/programs/prescription-drug-misuse-abuse-initiative
Links for Prescribers:
Newly revised Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines;https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/audiences/clinicians/clinical-guidelines-recommendations/prescribing-guidelines/az-opioid-prescribing-guidelines.pdf
CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain; https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/Guidelines_Factsheet-a.pdf
The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act Prescriber Requirements: https://pharmacypmp.az.gov/sites/default/files/Opioid%20Epidemic%20Act%20FAQ_04182018.pdf