The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is currently working to increase the utilization of ODMAP across Ohio. All Ohio first responder public safety agencies are encouraged to utilize this program to allow for improved access to and sharing of overdose data across participating agencies. Already within Ohio, 80 of Ohio’s 88 counties have 278 law enforcement, Fire/EMS, and public health agencies signed up to utilize ODMAP.
Because the reporting is in near real-time, ODMAP can serve as a warning system for overdoses to help communities mobilize resources. It can be used to minimize fatalities by warning the public of bad batches and aid in preparing first responders. The information collected can be used to deploy overdose outreach and response teams to provide services and support to overdose victims, target naloxone distribution, prevention education efforts, and other programming to areas most affected by overdoses.
If you have questions or would like more information on the initiative, please contact the ODH ODMAP Project Coordinator, Stacy Ell at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and resources, visit: www.odmap.org
To request access for your agency, visit: http://www.odmap.org/AgencyAccess/RequestForm