Scroll through the presentation below to see how ODMAP began its journey, how it has grown, and where it is headed with this visual overview.
ODMAP provides near real-time suspected overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and public health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to a sudden increase, or spike in overdose events. It links first responders and relevant record management systems to a mapping tool to track overdoses to stimulate real-time response and strategic analysis across jurisdictions.
ODMAP was developed and is managed by the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA. Click here to learn more about the w/B HIDTA.
Each agency wishing to participate, signs a data sharing agreement which is designed to protect the data within the system. Once signed, they can begin uploading data in real time through a variety of methodologies. They can also get access to the National Map, which allows users to view nationwide data and receive custom reports. This tool is only available to government (state, local, federal, or tribal) agencies serving the interests of public safety and health.
Nationally, in 2018, there were over 67,000 drug overdose deaths with opioids representing nearly 70% of all overdose deaths. 67% of all opioid-involved overdose deaths involved synthetic opioids. Data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) displays a decrease in fatal overdoses from 2017 to 2018, however, there is an absent methodology nationally to track non-fatal overdoses. ODMAP offers the ability to collect both suspected fatal and non-fatal overdoses, in real time, across jurisdictions, to mobilize a cohesive and collaborative response.