Overdose fatality review (OFR) is an effective way to identify innovative community-specific overdose prevention strategies. Blending input from public health, criminal justice, public safety, providers and the community provides a deeper understanding of the missed opportunities for prevention and intervention. Identifying gaps helps drive the development of program and policy recommendations to improve coordination and collaboration between agencies and community conditions to prevention future overdose deaths.
- Mallory O'Brien, M.S., Ph.D., Senior Research Advisor, National Institute of Justice
- Melissa Heinen, R.N., M.P.H., Senior Research Associate, Institute for Intergovernmental Research