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Opioid Response Unit

Saving lives, rejuvenating communities, and bringing City agencies and private partners together to form a coordinated command group.


The Opioid Response Unit is committed to saving lives and rejuvenating the communities that have been most affected by the opioid crisis. We work across City departments and within Philadelphia’s neighborhoods to:

  • Lead citywide opioid response strategies.
  • Target interventions where opioid overdoses happen most.
  • Align City resources and share expertise across departments.

Want to learn more about our work?

Find out how we coordinate the City's response, get the latest data about substance use, and learn about our progress toward our goals.