Overdose Prevention

We conduct epidemiologic and intervention research on how to improve the safety of opioid prescribing among Kaiser Permanente members and the larger community. We are committed to finding ways to develop, test, and deliver effective strategies to prevent overdoses from pharmaceutical opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs. Our patient-centered approaches focus on ways individuals can protect themselves and their families from overdose.


Overdose Prevention Researchers


Featured Projects

Investigators: Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS and Jason Glanz, PhD
This study examines the impact and safety of expanded access to naloxone, an effective opioid antidote which reverses opioid overdose, for patients prescribed opioids for pain in two large and diverse health systems.
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Study End Date: 04/30/2021
Investigators: Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS and Jason Glanz, PhD
The major goal of this project is to conduct a longitudinal cohort study to determine the effectiveness and safety of opioid tapering in three large health systems in two states.
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Study End Date: 12/31/2022
Investigator: Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS
The goal of this study is to evaluate the effects of opioid prescribing policies on heroin overdose within a large health system.
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Study End Date: 08/31/2020