Overdose Data to Action Grant


The Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) Grant is a four-year cooperative agreement funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This grant focuses on the complex and changing nature of the drug overdose epidemic as well as highlights the need for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and cohesive public health approach. The grant’s surveillance and data collection systems help drive prevention efforts to reduce overdose morbidity and mortality from licit and illicit drugs. All OD2A strategies being implemented in Iowa are listed below:

Surveillance Strategies

  • Morbidity Data - Collect and report more timely and complete data on overdose-related emergency department visits.
  • Mortality Data - Collect and report more timely and complete data on overdose-related deaths.

Prevention Strategies

  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) - Better utilize prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to inform prescribing practices and prevention programs.
  • State and Local Integration - Improve state and local prevention efforts to build more effective and sustainable surveillance and implement community-level interventions in high-burden areas.
  • Linkage to Care - Ensure people are conne ted to the care they need by leveraging systems and upstream prevention efforts.
  • Provider and Health Systems Support - Support healthcare providers and health systems with drug overdose prevention and response, including expanding the use of evidence-based prescribing and treatment practices.
  • Partnerships with Public Safety and First Responders - Develop new and/or enhance existing partnerships with public safety partners to improve data sharing and advance prevention efforts.
  • Empowering Individuals - Increase awareness about drug-related harms, treatment, and risk reduction strategies to help individuals make informed decisions.
  • Peer-to Peer Learning - Foster information-sharing and build capacity among jurisdictions.




 Julie Hibben at 515-326-5703