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Maryland Overdose Data Collaborative

All Jurisdictions, MD, United States


The Maryland Overdose Data Collaborative (MODC) is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH) conducting a two-year evaluation of the Maryland Overdose Data to Action (OD2A). Goals of OD2A are to generate actionable data on overdose, and to prevent morbidity and mortality using evidence-based strategies, including harm reduction programs. The goal of the MODC will be to evaluate six key strategic areas within the OD2A’s ongoing activities: i) the enhancement of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) to reduce high-risk prescribing behaviors; ii) improved state-local integration to harmonize prevention efforts; iii) improvement of linkages to care to increase referrals and engagement in evidence-based treatment; iv) the provision of provider and health systems support to promote adherence to prescribing guidelines and alternatives to pharmacological treatments; v) partnerships with public safety and first responders to align public health and safety efforts; and vi) empowering individuals to make safer choices by increasing awareness of and engagement in harm reduction programs among people who use drugs.

The project is co-led by Ju Nyeong Park, PhD MHS and Renee M. Johnson, PhD MPH.


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  • All Jurisdictions, MD, United States - selected city