Takeaways from the HIDTA/CDC Heroin Response Strategy and an Assessment of 911 Good Samaritan Laws
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Jennifer J. Carroll, PhD, MPH, Science to Action Coordinator, HIDTA/CDC Heroin Response Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jessica Wolff, MPH, Evaluator/Program Manager, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chauncey Parker, JD, Director, New York/New Jersey HIDTA, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
Rita Noonan, PhD, Branch Chief, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Moderator: Chauncey Parker, JD, Director, New York/New Jersey HIDTA, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
CE Certified by: AAFP, GA Bar, GA POST
This session will provide take-home lessons for all U.S. communities based on the Heroin Response Strategy (HRS) — an unprecedented public health-public safety partnership between the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focused on the ultimate goal of reducing fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses. HRS leverages a network of Public Health Analysts (PHAs) and Drug Intelligence Officers (DIOs) in 22 states. In addition to daily data and intelligence sharing, PHAs and DIOs engage in HRS Cornerstone Projects — collaborative efforts that provide a comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in each state’s prevention, treatment and response efforts. The presenters will discuss key findings from the Cornerstone Projects, which seek to illuminate gaps in resources and create recommendations.
The session will also present findings from a survey conducted among patrol officers in eight of the regional HRS HIDTAs of law enforcement perceptions of 911 Good Samaritan Laws and experiences responding to an overdose. Forty-two states have enacted such laws, which provide limited criminal immunity to those experiencing an opioid overdose or seeking medical assistance for someone else experiencing an opioid overdose. Presenters will detail the major findings, describe current patterns in overdose response activities and provide a comprehensive assessment of factors shaping the implementation of Good Samaritan laws across the 20 contiguous states represented by participating HRS HIDTAs.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Explain the HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy.
- Outline two examples of the HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy Cornerstone Projects (process, findings, actions).
- Evaluate the possibility of implementing a Cornerstone Project in your region.
- Identify regional and environmental (i.e. urban/rural) patterns in law enforcement knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to 911 Good Samaritan Laws.
- Describe patterns and variations in the implementation of law enforcement policies and procedures related to 911 Good Samaritan Laws.
- Identify patterns in the effect of 911 Good Samaritan Laws on patterns of opioid overdose and overdose related 911 calls.