Infographic: Multidisciplinary Team Reviews of Drug Overdose Deaths
A new report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Multidisciplinary Team Reviews of Drug Overdose Deaths and the Use of Minigrants to Advance Recommendations: A Statewide Pilot in Rhode Island,” highlights the impact that small financial investments can have to address the opioid epidemic and may be a model for other jurisdictions seeking to advance recommendations from these types of review. Lead author Holly Hackman and colleagues describe developing and convening a multidisciplinary and multiagency team of professionals to conduct in-depth reviews of a sample of drug overdose deaths, utilizing preexisting and new memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to ensure the necessary sharing of confidential data. Pairing these reviews with the distribution of minigrants to nonprofit organizations and institutions promoted rapid action on the community-oriented recommendation. The infographic below provides a convenient summary for practitioners and policy makers.
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Dr. Holly Hackman is an epidemiologist and evaluator with the Injury Prevention Center at Boston Medical Center. She has worked in the field of injury prevention for nearly 20 years, including 15 years with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where she was involved in establishing state-based injury surveillance systems.
Jennifer Koziol, MPH, manages the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) Drug Overdose Prevention Program. She has worked in the field of drug overdose prevention for over eight years and provides leadership and expertise on overdose prevention programmatic and policy initiatives in Rhode Island.