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Harris County Announces Opioid Prevention Program

HOUSTON — The Harris County Public Health, Sheriff’s Office and Baylor College of Medicine will gather to announce the county’s new Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.

HCPH has been awarded more than $2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to aid in the prevention of opioid overdose in Harris County.

According to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, in 2018, almost half of all drug overdose deaths in Harris County involved opioids, and drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the county.

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