Development of a Statewide, Publicly Accessible Drug Overdose Surveillance and Information System
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 site-www.PreventOverdoseRI.org (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.