Overdose Data to Action

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overdose Data to Action

The Overdose Data to Action initiative is housed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention organization who supports state, territorial, county, and city health departments in obtaining high-quality, comprehensive, and timely data on overdose morbidity and mortality. With this data, its intentions are to inform prevention and response efforts towards communities impacted by drug overdoses.

Overdose Prevention

Overdose Prevention resources are housed by the CDC and provides information on the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths by teaching strategies to  improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder.

Information for Patients

The CDC offers important information for patients living with chronic pain to help them know their options and get answers to their frequently asked questions.

Information for Healthcare Providers & Systems

The CDC offers important information for healthcare providers and systems including opioid prescribing guidelines, prescription monitoring programs, and training opportunities.


Hawai’i Opioid Initiative

The Hawai’i Opioid Initiative is a state-level initiative that aligns with the Overdose Data to Action agenda in establishing drug overdose prevention efforts within Hawai’i. This is comprised of an interprofessional collaborative team who contributes efforts towards improving access to treatments, prescriber education, data-informed decision making, prevention and public education, pharmacy-based interventions, as well as support for law enforcement and first responders.


Behavioral Health & Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group

The Behavioral Health & Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group is an organization that provides weekly webinars, COVID-19 guidance, COVID-19 Provisional Outdoor Screening and Triage, news on current events, and crisis support. This organization serves as a tool to connect individuals to resources that meet their needs and empower them with information about relevant topics such as COVID-19 and the Hawai’i Opioid Initiative.


Pacific Health Analytic Collaborative

The Pacific Health Analytic Collaborative is a project under the Center on Aging from the Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health. This project aims to create a comprehensive set of data for Hawai`i’s population regarding substance use and develop as well as implement a standardized analytic framework for the State. The analytic framework includes surveillance, epidemiologic, planning, and evaluation of key determinants and risk, protective, and promotive factors, and coverage of prevention and treatment interventions, and impacts of programs and policies.