Overdose Data to Action in States

At a glance

  • The Overdose Data to Action in States cooperative agreement funds 49 state health departments and the District of Columbia to expand drug overdose surveillance and prevention efforts.
  • Surveillance activities help track overdoses, emerging drug threats, associated risk factors, and enhance biosurveillance and data linkage.
  • Prevention activities promote evidence-based strategies aligned with rapid shifts in overdose trends, including changes in the illegal drug supply and a rise in stimulant and polysubstance use.

Program specifics

OD2A in States was designed to empower jurisdictions to:

  • Collect data around community characteristics, including race/ethnicity, and conduct analyses that consider social determinants of health and use a health equity lens
  • Use data to inform and tailor prevention strategies, with an emphasis on reaching groups disproportionately affected by the overdose epidemic
  • Ensure implementation of culturally relevant interventions and equitable delivery of prevention services

This funding opportunity emphasizes harm reduction, linkage to care via navigation programs, public safety partnerships, and outreach by people with lived experience to communities they represent to close gaps in access to care and services.

OD2A in States Surveillance Strategies
  • Required: Surveillance infrastructure
  • Required: Morbidity surveillance
  • Required: Mortality surveillance
  • Optional and competitive: Biosurveillance
  • Optional and competitive: Data linkage
OD2A in States Prevention Strategies
  • Required: Clinician/Health system engagement and health IT/PDMP enhancement
  • Required: Public safety partnerships/interventions
  • Required: Harm reduction
  • Required: Community-based linkage to care