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Opioid Response Activities FL-OD2A
Florida Overdose Data to Action
Opioid Response Activities
Overdose Data to Action is a 3-year cooperative agreement that began in September 2019 and focuses on the complex and changing nature of the drug overdose epidemic and highlights the need for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and cohesive public health approach. Funds awarded as part of this agreement will support state, territorial, county, and city health departments in obtaining high quality, more comprehensive, and timelier data on overdose morbidity and mortality and using those data to inform prevention and response efforts.
Florida Department of Health works closely with Federal and State Partners. Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), Florida Hospital Association, and Florida Medical Association. The State Surgeon General (SSG) serves on the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse and its Subcommittee on Prevention and Education.
In addition to state and other federal funds, Florida’s Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) grant provides $58.8 million in funding for comprehensive strategies to address opioid misuse and deaths over three years (September 2019 through August 2022).
Prevention & Education
- Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Grant supports awareness and education informed by media campaigns and community and school-based collaborations for prevention
- Statewide Public Health Emergency Declaration (2017)
- School Health Services Program
Monitoring & Surveillance
- OD2A includes Florida’s Drug Overdose Surveillance and Epidemiology (FL-DOSE)
- FLHealthCHARTS: Opioid Use Dashboard
- Infectious disease trend data in injection drug users
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) as a reportable event, tracked by the FL Birth Defects Registry
- Florida’s Prehospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Tracking and Reporting System (EMSTARS)
- Syndromic Surveillance System
- Vital Statistics, birth and death records
- State Opioid Surveillance Plan
Reducing & Managing Access
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
- Multi-board Fact-Finding Workgroup
- ASTHO OMNI Learning Collaborative
- Collaboration with the Council of Florida Medical School Deans' Pain Management Workgroup
- County Health Departments support county Syringe Exchange Programs
Treatment & Recovery
- OD2A supports increased Medication Assisted Treatment and community paramedicine for patient follow-up
- Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative to reduce NAS
- Collaboration with FL DCF on State Opioid Response Project
- SSG's Standing Order for Naloxone
- Helping Emergency Responders Obtain Support (HEROS)
- Child Protection Teams refer infants/toddlers with NAS to Early Steps
- Poison Control Centers provide services through call centers
- Early Steps Program serves infants/toddlers with NAS