Development of a Statewide, Publicly Accessible Drug Overdose Surveillance and Information System

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In response to Rhode Island’s overdose epidemic, we developed a collaborative, statewide online “dashboard” to provide the public with timely overdose surveillance data. The Web (PORI)-offers user-friendly data visualizations, plain language education, and interactive resource maps.

Development of the site has improved overdose data sharing and transparency in Rhode Island. Preliminary results suggest a successful site launch.

Future research will evaluate the effectiveness of PORI in terms of informing strategic initiatives to reduce overdoses in affected communities.

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