Preparing for Opioid-Related Emergencies for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education


Sponsoring Organization

Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)


Fact sheet detailing the six-step planning process to help schools and institutions of higher education develop or update emergency operation plans (EOPs) to address potential threats and issues resulting from opioid misuse and abuse. Discusses the five mission areas of preparedness for opioid-related emergencies and the effects of the opioid crisis on school-aged children, young adults, and school safety. Includes links to additional resources and information to aid in the development of school EOPs, and programs and activities to address an opioid overdose.

Geographic Coverage



Colleges and Universities • Emergency Planning • Harm Reduction • Naloxone • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Schools • Substance Use Disorder • Youth