Data-Driven Initiatives to End Overdoses
Date & Time
Monday, April 2, 2018, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Sherani Jagroep, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA
Jeff Beeson, MS, Deputy Director, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA
Scott Proescholdbell, MPH, Head of Injury Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health
Chauncey Parker, JD, Director, New York/New Jersey HIDTA, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
Moderator: Chauncey Parker, JD, Director, New York/New Jersey HIDTA, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ANCC,GA Bar,GA POST,NASW
If you normally tune out when you hear “data,” then this workshop may convince you to tune in. Presenters will showcase three data-driven initiatives that are guiding immediate and ongoing efforts to save lives.
The New York City RxStat, led by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York Police Department, is a public health/public safety partnership initiative is a multi-agency collaborative with the goal of reducing overdose mortality. RxStat includes representatives of more than 40 federal, state and city agencies that share data and coordinate strategies. Additionally, it has expanded to include RxStat Operations, which drills down into individual mortality cases to identify points of intervention. RxStat and RxOperations complement each other by utilizing both population-level and case-level analyses to implement actionable change to save lives. The presentation will identify challenges and methods for other jurisdictions to consider.
From North Carolina, presenters will describe a project assessing the availability of statewide drug seizure data through the National Seizure System (NSS), National Forensic Advantage Information System (NFLIS) and Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA. Data sources were compared and mapped to evaluate access, accuracy and timeliness of drug seizure data to inform both public health and public safety partners of emerging threats. Objectives of this presentation include the abilities to assess availability, access and timeliness of statewide drug seizure data; use maps to identify gaps in decentralized drug seizure data; and address the need to improve access, accuracy and timeliness of statewide drug seizure data to better track emerging threats relating to the opioid epidemic
The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP), a web-based tool created by the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA, provides real-time overdose surveillance data to public health and safety partners. The system links first responders on scene to a mapping tool to track overdoses to stimulate real-time response and strategic analysis across jurisdictions. The tool was released just over a year ago and is now live in 27 states supporting over 300 agencies nationally. The presenter will explore the use of ODMAP to respond to the nation’s growing overdose crisis by discussing lessons learned and the benefits of data sharing.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe differences and tensions that exist between public health and public safety partner agencies.
- Explain how data sharing can be used to identify mutual policy goals.
- Define strategies to build and strengthen health/safety partnerships within participants' jurisdictions.
- Evaluate availability, access and timeliness of statewide drug seizure data.
- Use maps to identify gaps in decentralized drug seizure data.
- Discuss the need to improve access, accuracy and timeliness of statewide drug seizure data to better track emerging threats relating to the opioid epidemic.
- Describe the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program and how it is being used in the field.
- Recognize how the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program tool can stimulate a public health response across multiple jurisdictions.
- Discuss the need to bridge the gap between how public health and safety entities share information beyond their own jurisdiction to better address the opioid epidemic.