Characterizing Fentanyl-Associated Mortality using the Literal Causes of Death

In October 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released health advisory #384 to inform people about increases in fentanyl fatalities. Florida’s statewide syndromic surveillance system, Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE-FL), captures electronic death record data in near real time which allows for the monitoring of mortality trends across the state.

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 #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 #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 

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 

Builiding Methods for a Proactive Prescription Drug Surveillance System

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are operating in 49 states and several U.S. territories.

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

Development of Syndrome Definitions for Acute Unintentional Drug and Heroin Overdose

Nationally, deaths due to opioid overdose have continually increased for the past 15 years . Deaths specifically related to heroin increased more than four-fold between 2002 and 2014. Hospital inpatient discharge data provide information on non-fatal overdoses, but include a significant lag in reporting time. Syndromic ED visit data provide near real-time identification of public health issues and can be leveraged to inform public health actions on the emerging threat of drug overdose.

Objective

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.

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