Who We Are & Why

The Los Angeles Overdose Prevention Task Force is an interdisciplinary coalition of governmental organizations, community agencies and individuals working to prevent rising overdose deaths throughout L.A. County. More on the Task Force . [Click here for more info.]

Drug Overdose Prevention in Los Angeles

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To Note

In the media

Naloxone Can Stop Overdoses

Letter to the Editor: Education Needed to Stop Overdoses

 

New Videos:

Task Force Policy Achievements

  • LA County Supervisors Take Action to Reduce Fatal Overdoses
    Video Transcript of the Meeting and Vote
  • SB 767: Drug Overdose Treatment Liability Act [more on this]

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Meeting of the Task Force

Every 1st Wednesday of the Month

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Please contact the Task Force Coordinator for the location of the next meeting.

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Action Alerts

Make your voice heard! Support the Drug Overdose Reduction Act (H.R. 2855) by asking your Representative to co-sponsor the bill.

Click here to find out more and to contact your representative.

 

Take action to help prevent overdose deaths! Several pieces of life-saving legislation have also been introduced in California and are in need of your support.

Click here to find out more and to contact your representative.

 

A.B. 2460 911 Amnesty (Good Samaritan Bill) Encourages bystanders witnessing an overdose to call 911 by offering limited protection from arrest. This is one of the biggest barriers in getting lifesaving support to persons experiencing an overdose!

Click here to find out more and to contact your representative.

 

A.B. 2145 The Overdose Treatment Act (Naloxone Liability Bill) Expands Naloxone prescription programs and makes it easier for individuals most likely to witness an overdose to obtain and administer this life-saving drug.

Click here to find out more and to contact your representative.

 

A.B. 1858 Syringe Exchange Programs Authorization Expands Syringe Exchange Programs to exist statewide.

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S.B. 1029 Pharmacy Syringe Sales Allows pharmacists statewide to sell up to 30 syringes to an individual without a prescription.

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Support the Drug Overdose Reduction Act! Ask your representative to Co-Sponsor the bill.

Click here to find out more and to contact your representative.