1. Building response capacity: Maryland created Rapid Assessment and Response teams who are called to assist when negligent opioid prescribers are investigated, and pain clinics shut down. These teams work to reduce the impact on patients by providing linkage to necessary care or services.
2. Using diverse data : Maryland created a central database that links opioid-related data from more than 15 local agencies, such as public health, public safety, first responders, human services, hospitals, and medical claims. This linkage enables the state to efficiently analyze data to better understand risk factors of fatal overdose.
Funded Awards: Overdose Data to Action, Public Health & Public Safety, Prevention Research