OD2A Overdose Data To Action
The CDC’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) supports recipients in collecting in-depth data on drug overdoses and using those data to inform prevention and public entities.
OD2A’s contribute to CDC’s Efforts to prevent Opioid Overdoses. OD2A fits into CDC’s broad framework to address the opioid crisis based on 5 key strategies:
Conduct Surveillance and Research
Build State, Local & Tribal Capacity
Support Providers, Health Systems & Payers
Partner with Public Safety
Empower Consumers to Make Safe Choices
The OD2A project is a national initiative funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that started in September 2019. Massachusetts was one of the first 12 states funded for this work via previous initiatives of the CDC, which includes the Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) project.
State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) is a component of the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) project. SUDORS collects and links data on all unintentional and undetermined opioid related overdose deaths occurring in Massachusetts.
The HUB was created in January 2018 to facilitate discussions, coordinate resources, and provide support to individuals that have been identified as having acutely elevated risk factors. The HUB provides collaboration with over 35 community resource partners, weekly meetings, real-time response to individuals and families in crisis, and coordinated integrated responses through the mobilization of support and identifiable resources with collaborative partners. Serves the communities of: Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover. Agencies represented include law enforcement; area hospitals; Court professionals; health care providers; Recovery Coaches; prevention specialists, Department of Children and Families; Department of Mental Health; education professionals; and Faith-Based community.
Under the direction of the (OD2A Coordinator), the Lawrence HUB provides a system of integrated responses to individuals and families identified as being at acutely elevated risk.
Work closely with HUB Partners on developing HUB structure and policies
Co-Facilitate weekly HUB meeting with follow-up to providers
Work with HUB Core Team to facilitate monthly meetings
Identify opioid overdose resource trainings – opportunities for HUB partners
Maintain reports on a weekly basis on-the number of partners engaged
Plan/support HUB-based trainings and activities
Track/support formation of HUB Core Team
The HUB team, which is convened by the coalition and law enforcement, works closely to identify community agencies to plan various interventions and additional supports in order to prevent further harm to the individual or others while providing multiple opportunities for harm reduction services and treatment options.
THE HUB & OD2A COORDINATOR
Lawrence Methuen Community Coalition
130 Parker Street, suite 01
Lawrence MA 01843