Introduction to OD2A Case Studies

The purpose of the case studies project is to capture in-depth information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)-funded jurisdictions about current and emerging practices related to overdose prevention and response.

Each of the highlighted jurisdictions is funded through the multiyear (OD2A) cooperative agreement which focuses on understanding and tracking the complex and changing nature of the drug overdose epidemic and highlights the need for seamless integration of data into prevention strategies. Six key topic areas identified for interviews, analysis, and dissemination are listed below. Within each topic, specific activities and programs from various jurisdictions are captured as case studies. Programs and projects were selected based on a thorough review of current OD2A activities. These case studies illustrate overdose prevention and response efforts that can be shared with practitioners as they consider how to adapt interventions to their local context.

Case Studies Adverse Childhood Experiences document cover

Case Studies Adverse Childhood Experiences [PDF – 18 pages]

  • Injury-Free Louisiana Shared Risk and Protective Factors Academy – Louisiana
  • Strengthening Families Program – South Carolina
Case Studies Harm Reduction

Case Studies Harm Reduction [PDF – 12 pages]

  • Harm Reduction Community Linkage Project – Illinois
Case Studies Linkage to Care in Non-Public Safety Settings

Case Studies Linkage to Care in Non-Public Safety Settings [PDF – 11 pages]

  • Linkage to Care and Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution Program – Massachusetts
Case Studies Public Safety-led Post-Overdose Outreach Programs

Case Studies Public Safety-Led Post-Overdose Outreach Programs [PDF – 17 pages]

  • Quick Response Teams Program – West Virginia
  • Rapid Response Emergency Addiction Crisis Teams Program – Franklin County, Ohio
Case Studies State and Local Integration

Case Studies State and Local Integration [PDF – 17 pages]

  • Surveillance Response Intervention Calls – Rhode Island
  • Coalitions – California
Case Studies Stigma Reduction

Case Studies Stigma Reduction [PDF – 19 pages]

  • Motivational interviewing and compassion training – Vermont
  • Stigma/Harm Reduction Training – Vermont
Related Resources

The CDC works to support OD2A-funded jurisdictions in their implementation and evaluation efforts by providing individualized technical assistance and creating overdose prevention implementation and evaluation resources. Some examples of these resources include the evaluation profiles, which are profiles containing guidance on the types of evaluation questions, indicators, data sources, and data collection methods that can be used to evaluate specific topics and activities. In addition, we offer implementation resources on various prevention strategies which can be found on the following pages: Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States and Public Health and Public Safety Resources.

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