Opioid Use Prevention

Behavioral Healthcare

Substance use is a widespread issue that impacts communities across the nation and unfortunately, Idaho is no exception. Our goal is to address this crisis by providing intervention and prevention education to health care professionals, first responders, community groups, and the general public. Our program has been working diligently with community partners to find solutions, bring awareness, and reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and opioid use.

Opioid Settlement Funding Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in funding from the Panhandle Health District Opioid Settlement Funds.

Requests must meet the scope of work outlined in Exhibit A. Only typed applications will be accepted. Only applications submitted in Word format without modifications to original application formatting will be accepted.

Expenditures are subject to Panhandle Health District’s purchasing and cost allocation policies and the Idaho Opioid Settlement Intrastate Allocation Agreement’s Abatement Strategies. A signed contract is required prior to any reimbursement or award spending. Those awarded funding will be required to submit reporting as set forth in the application to ensure compliance. 

For additional resources please refer to Exhibit A located on the Idaho Attorney General’s Office website: 
Exhibit-A-Approved-Uses.pdf (idaho.gov)

These requests are reviewed on a yearly basis. Please see the breakdown below:

Applications Available: January 29, 2024
Application Submissions Accepted Beginning: February 26, 2024
Applications Close: March 31, 2024
Notices: May 1, 2024
Funding Begins: July 1, 2024
Funding Ends: June 30, 2025

Awards will be based on size of need, reasonableness and are at the discretion of PHD. Notification of award or declination will be delivered via email listed in the application.

Request an Application to apply for Opioid Settlement Funding

Look for these signs of an opioid overdose:

Difficulty breathing

Abnormal Breathing

  • Slow, Shallow or No Breathing
  • Choking, Gurgling or Snoring
Person sleeping

Can’t Be Woken Up

Pinpoint Pupils

Sweating hands

Skin Changes

  • Cold/Clammy Skin
  • Gray/Blue Lips and/or Fingernails

What do I do if I Think Someone is Overdosing?

  1. Call 911 and give the opioid reversal medication.
  2. Give rescue breaths and/or CPR. Follow 911 dispatcher instructions.
  3. After giving the opioid reversal medication, stay with the person until helps arrives.
  4. If there is no reaction in 2 minutes, give a second dose of opioid reversal medication.

Idaho Good Samaritan Law (Idaho Code Section 37-2739C)

If you think someone is experiencing an overdose, call 9-1-1 right away and use opioid reversal medication.

You are protected by Idaho’s Good Samaritan Law when you provide medical assistance to someone, including an overdose. Under this law, the person who calls 9-1-1 and the person overdosing cannot be prosecuted for:

  • possession of a controlled substance
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • being under the influence of a controlled substance

Always Call 911 First

Use the opioid reversal medication if it is available. It is safe to use, even if it is not an overdose.

Opioid Reversal Medication Training

Opioid reversal medication training is available from Panhandle Health District. The training is available for organizations, or any individuals in North Idaho. If you would like to schedule a training, please contact:

Project Coordinator
Substance Use Disorder
208-415-5120, ext. 4

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