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OD2A

What is Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)?

OD2A is a federal project led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This grant provides funding and support to state health departments. The purpose is to gather high quality, complete, and timelier data on overdoses at a nationwide level. This will provide insight on how to drive prevention actions and ultimately minimize the increasing drug overdose deaths in the United States.

OD2A provides a unique opportunity to build relationships in local communities. These efforts will help link different departments to create more efficient and comprehensive strategies to cope with the opioid epidemic. Activities implemented by recipients will impact short, intermediate, and long-term outcomes, such as decreased drug overdose death rate, decreased rate of opioid use disorder, increased evidence-based treatment, and decreased opioid-related emergency department visits.

Who are we?

Jefferson County Department of Health is a recipient of a portion of this grant given to the Alabama Department of Public Health. We are a team working locally, in Jefferson County and its surrounding regions, actively collecting data and forming community relationships. We hope to implement public health solutions that will minimize overdoses long-term.

Our Goals?

We are working to combat overdoses and its resulting deaths in our community through a two part plan. The first phase is surveillance. This involves collaborating with local partners, such as emergency departments, medical examiners, and emergency medical services, to create a comprehensive set of overdose-related data. This data will help us identify trends for the second phase, prevention. Here we hope to deploy rapid response teams to areas in critical need. These teams will help administer naloxone trainings and vaccines, educate, assess individuals, and provide resources for treatment and recovery. We will then expand to our surrounding regions in need to further our impact in linkage to care and support for providers and health systems.

This strategy will help address the immediate need in our community and have positive effects long-term. Over time, we hope that this project will establish a safe and supportive community presence to educate others and minimize the use of opioids and its related risks.

Timeline

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Clinics
(205) 588-5234

Programs
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.
 

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call 205-588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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