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Using Data to Guide and Evaluate Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Rhode Island's Drug Overdose Dashboard

Class Details

Presenter: Brandon DL Marshall, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health

The rapidly evolving nature of the nation’s overdose epidemic necessitates the dissemination of timely information to inform effective public health responses. Unfortunately, many overdose surveillance systems suffer from delays in reporting and other logistical challenges. In this webinar, Dr. Brandon Marshall from the Brown University School of Public Health will discuss Rhode Island’s drug overdose information and surveillance “dashboard,” http://www.PreventOverdoseRI.org. Participants will learn how the timely analysis and public dissemination of data is being used to guide and evaluate policy and public health response to the overdose crisis in Rhode Island.

Participants are encouraged to read the following article written by Dr. Marshall that will provide background for the information presented in this webinar.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about national and state surveillance systems to track the overdose epidemic.
2. Learn about strategies to improve the collection, analysis, and dissemination of overdose surveillance data.
3. Discuss best practices for the communication of overdose-related public health information.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Mar 1, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Susan Halpin, Education & Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: