Primer: Opioid-related Public Health Emergency Declarations

This Primer, published by the Network for Public Health Law on November 17, 2017, on Opioid-related Public Health Emergencies provides key information and visual snapshots of federal, state, tribal, and local emergency declarations in response to the opioid crisis across the U.S. 

The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact

Released October 2017. Prepared by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Health Matters Initiative.

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Editorial - Fentanyl in the US heroin supply: A rapidly changing risk environment

From the Special Edition of the International Journal of Drug Policy: US Heroin in Transition: Supply Changes, Fentanyl Adulteration and Consequences, August 2017, Volume 46, pp 107-111.

Abstract

Fact Sheet: Declared States of Emergency - Opioid Crisis

High rates of morbidity and mortality among Americans related to opioid use constitute a public health epidemic, leading multiple jurisdictions to declare formal states of emergency or public health emergency. Declaring a state of emergency grants states and localities additional resources to address the epidemic immediately. The Fact Sheet, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released July 20, 2017, provides a brief summary of the emergency declarations in six states.

Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series #3 Part 1: Syndromic Surveillance Case Definition for Monitoring Opioid Related ED visits in the Colorado North Central Region (CO-NCR), State of Nebraska, and Marion County, Indiana

This is the first part of the third installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, held on July 27, 2017.

The goal of this ongoing collaboration is to work together to develop a standard case definition for opioid abuse/poisoning, which would then be applicable in multiple jurisdictions.

Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series #3 Part 2: Drug Overdose Surveillance in Florida Using Death Record, Poison Control, and Emergency Department Data

This is the second part of the third installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, held on July 27, 2017. Part 2 starts at 44:32.

This presentation will focus on using multiple data sources housed within Florida’s syndromic surveillance system to monitor drug overdoses within the state.

Presenter: 

David Atrubin, MPH , Surveillance Epidemiologist , Florida Department of Health 

Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series #1: Rapid surveillance of overdose morbidity - Developing case definitions, building queries, and analyzing results

This is the first of a series of three webinars presented for the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, June - July 2017.

This presentation describes how CDC has partnered with states to develop case definitions for all drug, opioid, and heroin within and outside of the NSSP/ESSENCE system. The presenters also share lessons learned and things to consider for the rapid surveillance of opioid overdose.

Presenters

R. Matthew Gladden, PhD, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC 

Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series #2: Challenges and Implications of Postmarketing Surveillance of Prescription Opioids

The presentation will address the unique challenges of surveillance or prescription opioid abuse and present data from multiple perspectives on the issues and potential solution.

Presenter

Richard Dart, MD, PhD 
Director, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center 
Executive Director, RADARS System 
Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

This resource, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released on June 8, 2017, summarizes state naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws.

Background

Outbreak Report: Opioid-Related Overdose - Huntington, West Virginia, August 2016

This report, published January 27, 2017 by the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services with the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, is an outbreak report developed in response to an opioid-related overdose incident that occured in Huntington, West Virginia on August 15, 2016.

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