Our dedicated Opioid Public Health Analyst plays a key role in addressing the local opioid crisis by improving data collection methods on morbidity and mortality, analyzing what populations are most at risk, and developing strategic initiatives for response and prevention.
The purpose is to educate, communicate, and coordinate with frontline workers, social services, and the public to disperse information on harm reduction and treatment resources.
By organizing and mobilizing better outreach measures, the incidence of overdoses can be greatly reduced, and each affected community will be able to sustain safer circumstances.
The Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Cooperative Agreement
The Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Cooperative Agreement is funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program employs a Public Health Analyst who assists with the development and implementation of local/district opioid, stimulant, and polysubstance overdose prevention and response strategies, including enrollment facilitation of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).
The public health analyst participates in 5 district wide initiatives: prevention, treatment and recovery, law enforcement, data, outreach. The public health analyst maintains the district’s cluster response protocol, strategic plan, and prevention and treatment resource list. For more information contact Beatrice King at 404-613-3538 or Beatrice.King1@dph.ga.gov.
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Georgia Crisis and Access Line
1-800-715-4225 (call or text)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Cares Warm Line
Never Use Alone Hotline
One Johns Creek Coalition
To Order Fentanyl Strips
Drug Overdose Data
Drug Overdose Data can be found at: https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/drug-surveillance-unit