Overdose Data to Action Case Studies

At a glance

CDC created case studies to capture in-depth information from Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)-funded jurisdictions about current and emerging practices related to overdose prevention and response.


Each of the highlighted jurisdictions was funded through the multiyear Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) cooperative agreement (2019-2023), focused on understanding and tracking the complex and changing nature of the drug overdose epidemic and the need for seamless integration of data into prevention strategies.

Six key topic areas were identified for interviews, analysis, and dissemination. 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 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.

Related resources‎

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.