ORS Program Strategies

  1. Share data systems to inform rapid and effective community overdose prevention efforts.
  2. Support immediate, evidence-based response efforts that can directly reduce overdose deaths.
  3. Design and use promising strategies at the intersection of public health and public safety.
  4. Disseminate information to support the implementation of evidence-informed prevention strategies that can reduce substance use and overdose


ORS Teams

Public Health Analysts

  • Strategically embedded within agencies such as health departments, fusion centers, medical examiners’ offices, universities, and HIDTA Investigative Support Centers
  • Enhance overdose reporting systems and increase interagency collaboration
  • Develop relevant products to inform action and evidence-based responses
  • Facilitate rapid response strategies among key stakeholders during overdose events
  • Support the evaluation of promising and novel overdose prevention strategies

Drug Intelligence Officers

  • Assigned to the HIDTA or to a fusion center in their state.
  • Mobilize public safety partners alongside the PHA to facilitate cross-sector work
  • Fill a critical gap in intelligence sharing by reporting cross-jurisdictional links
  • Leverage the DIO nationwide network to support information sharing on drug trafficking trends
  • Notifications when local residents are arrested on felony drug charges in other parts of the state or country


Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program

The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) is a free, web-based tool that provides near real-time suspected overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and public health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to a sudden increase, or spike in overdose events.

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