LAPPA releases fact sheet on the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program
The Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association (LAPPA) recently released a fact sheet regarding the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP). The program is supported through the ODMAP Statewide Expansion and Response grant, which is awarded as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) within the Department of Justice (DOJ). As described in the fact sheet, the primary purposes of ODMAP include: (1) to provide near real-time surveillance of known or suspected overdose incidents; and (2) to support public safety and public health efforts to collaborate and mobilize immediate responses to sudden increases or spikes in overdose incidents. The fact sheet provides an overview of the ODMAP program, how it works and interacts with federal health information laws, and innovative ways to use the program.