Join the Overdose Initiative
The Overdose Initiative is a comprehensive program that can be implemented by communities to combat the overdose crisis in their region. The three components of the Overdose Initiative include coalition building with key community leaders, analysis of local data, and implementing new solutions.
Starting the Overdose Initiative with Key Leaders
- Law Enforcement
- Mayors and Elected Officials
- Hospital Administrators
- Faith Leaders
- Business Leaders
Building a Coalition
Data, Strategy, and the Community Needs Assessment
Data is the basis for all strategic decisions in the Overdose Initiative; the findings inform the development of strategy and guide the implementation phase through completion. Communities receive measurement metrics to evaluate the needs of their geographic area. This measurement tool will include data elements such as fatal and nonfatal overdoses, demographic information for overdoses, availability of MAT, and availability of Narcan. Each community obtains the relevant data to track and evaluate key metrics. The results of the data measurement provide the basis for strategic solutions development.