Connection to Other Drug Overdose Funding Efforts
Extramural research and non-research funding in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) are key mechanisms for meeting the mission to prevent overdose and substance use-related harms. Along with research conducted by CDC, extramural funding supports rigorous research to address Overdose Prevention Research Priorities.
Non-research funding is used to support drug overdose surveillance and programmatic efforts by funding jurisdictions comprised of state, territorial, county, and city health departments through Overdose Data to Action (OD2A).
Extramural research and non-research efforts comprise part of CDC’s guiding principles and strategic priorities to address the opioid crisis and drug overdose more broadly based on five key strategies.
Research, surveillance, and programmatic efforts on drug overdose are also designed to complement one another within this framework. Surveillance is essential for understanding the complex and evolving nature of the overdose epidemic, to inform where prevention efforts should be directed, and to understand the impact of prevention efforts.
Research can help identify risk and protective factors for overdose and related harms and inform the development of prevention and mitigation strategies, including those implemented through programmatic funding. Research can also assess the effectiveness of interventions that map onto the strategies within CDC’s broad framework.