Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)

Link

https://www.hidtaprogram.org/ors.php

Sponsoring Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description

Consists of a public health and public safety collaboration between 21 high intensity drug trafficking areas (HIDTAs) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) across 34 states. Seeks to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improving information sharing across agencies and supporting evidence-based interventions. Equips Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) states with one Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) and one Public Health Analyst (PHA) who are responsible for helping to increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health sectors within and across ORS states. Works to create an essential information-sharing network and data-driven action approach designed to reduce overdose and help save lives.

Geographic Coverage

Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Topics

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Overdose Prevention • Policy • Prevention