Hawaii Overdose Data to Action
Project Abstract Summary
The purpose of the Hawai¿i application for the OD2A cooperative agreement is to expand public health surveillance and data collection of higher quality, greater timeliness, and greater comprehensiveness on opioid related mis-use and associated overdose morbidity and mortality, and to use these data to inform prevention strategies that will be managed through the existing Hawai’i Opioid Initiative (HOI) and use of an expanded data Dashboard. This funding opportunity will enhance Hawai¿i efforts to build state and local capacity for public health programs determined to be promising based on research evidence; making Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) easier to use and access; work with health systems, state and local partners, and communities to improve opioid prescribing; and improve identification, treatment access, and treatment to our most vulnerable populations through enhanced data systems in vital records, public safety and in state-funded behavioral health programs and cross-agency collaboration. It will further the collaborative work of the HOI, rather than duplicate current efforts, and is focused on using data to efficiently identify, link to care, and educate providers.For this project, our Long-Term Outcomes are: decreased drug overdose death rate, including prescription opioid and illicit opioid overdose death rates, decreased rate of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder, increased provision of evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder, and decreased rate of emergency department (ED) visits due to misuse or opioid use disorder. Short and Midterm Outcomes include: Strategies 1-3) surveillance data disseminated to all key government agencies and community partners quarterly through a data dashboard and at the HOI WG meetings as well as to the CDC in report form. Quarterly action plans submitted by HOI WGs by one month after data reported; 4) identification of and subsequent decrease in high-risk prescribing behaviors; 5) increased MOUs w
ith community, state and local partners to address opioid misuse and increased create and dissemination of prevention toolkits and other materials as developed through HOI WGs; 6) increased referrals to and engagement in evidence-based treatment; 7) increased use of non-opioid and non-pharmacologic treatments for pain care; 8) improved coordination of Public Health and Public Safety efforts; use of shared data to inform collaborative public health/public safety prevention.