The purpose of Overdose to Action (OD2A) is to collect comprehensive and timely data on nonfatal and fatal overdoses as a means to inform prevention and response efforts.” Insert this sentence before first sentence and change “Overdose to Action” in that sentence to “OD2A.
The opioid epidemic has had a profound effect on the citizens of Mississippi in relation to overdose deaths, economic impact, and behavioral health. Also, in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, MSPHI provides essential workforce development and data analysis for the State Opioid Response grant. This data is used throughout the state to determine funding, policy, and strategic planning.
In partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health through the Overdose Data to Action grant, MSPHI provides essential prevention services to the state. Utilizing grass roots methods, high risk communities are developing coalitions for planning strategic change in their communities. In addition, MSPHI is working with Coastal Family Health to develop systems to support pregnant and parenting women in referral, treatment and recovery.