• Ann Tucker

CDC Foundation Advances Overdose Response Strategy Nationwide

The CDC Foundation recently launched the Overdose Response Strategy (ORS), an initiative that aims to help local communities from all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands reduce drug overdoses by sharing timely data and innovative, evidence-based strategies. The CDC Foundation assists the ORS by building capacity and fully staffing the program with support from 33 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), as well as developing multisector partnerships, jurisdictional strategic plans, and providing technical assistance, training, and overall programmatic implementation and evaluation for the public health portion. The ORS is funded by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and supported the recent hiring of 60 public health analysts to partner with public health and safety offices nationwide.

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