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Opioid Learning Institute (OLI) Courses and Resources

The Opioid Learning Institute (OLI), led by HealthHIV, is a comprehensive educational initiative with a mission to educate prescribers and other healthcare professionals, and community members on safe and effective opioid practices. It does this through far-reaching resources, the DC Free Naloxone Mailing Program, and self-paced curricula covering topics related to evidence-based opioid use treatment options, safe opioid prescribing, reduction of risks of opioid misuse, effective communication strategies with patients about opioid use, and overdose prevention while offering multiple CME/CE credit opportunities.


Provider eLearning Courses are intended for prescribers and other healthcare professionals engaged in safe and effective prescribing practices and care of patients with opioid use disorder in primary care and other healthcare settings. The self-paced curriculum offers many CME/CE accredited courses and covers the following topics:


Community eLearning Course is intended for community members, people who use drugs, and people who know people who use drugs to learn more about preventing opioid overdose and Naloxone, the opiate overdose reversal drug.

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Education (Community)


OLI maintains a robust resource library on the below topics:

  • Assessments
  • General
  • Harm Reduction
  • MAT
  • Overdose Prevention
  • Pain Management
  • Prescribing Guidelines
  • Tapering
  • Treatment
  • Mail Order Program

DC Free Naloxone Mail Order Program

DC residents may request to receive free naloxone by mail from the Opioid Learning Institute. Naloxone, also known as NARCAN®, is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. To learn more and access the DC Free Naloxone program, click here.

This program is funded wholly, or in part, by the Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Behavioral Health.


To access treatment, call DBH’s Access Helpline at 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357
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