Harnessing Data to Implement Real-Time Data-Driven Overdose Response Strategies

Harnessing Data to Implement Real-Time Data-Driven Overdose Response Strategies

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This webinar originally occurred on December 7, 2021
Duration: 1 hour


In response to the lack of real-time reporting of both non-fatal and fatal overdoses across the United States, the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) developed the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP). ODMAP is a free, web-based, mobile friendly tool for collecting and tracking geographic data points of suspected overdose events across the country. ODMAP is available to local, state, federal, and tribal entities serving the interest of public safety and health as part of their official mandate. These entities include law enforcement, fire and EMS departments, hospitals, medical examiners’/coroners' offices, and criminal justice and public health personnel.

There are currently 3,300+ agencies across all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico that are submitting suspected overdose events to ODMAP. Access to near real-time fatal and nonfatal overdose data can help public safety and public health agencies mobilize prevention and intervention responses. ODMAP agencies utilize the information on ODMAP to develop and implement response strategies that are tailored to their communities to help save lives. This webinar provides an overview of ODMAP, how it is used to drive overdose response decisions, and examples of how communities use ODMAP in their current overdose event response programs.

Detailed Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to understand why ODMAP was developed to address gaps in data and the need for real-time overdose event reporting.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify the impact of real-time data reporting for community surveillance efforts.
  3. Attendees will be able to explain how public safety, public health, and other agencies are developing and implementing ODMAP data to drive overdose response/prevention programs.


  • Ali Burrell, M.P.H. | ODMAP Program Manager, Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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