Overdose Response Strategy

The mission of the Overdose Response Strategy is to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses by connecting public health and public safety agencies, sharing information, and supporting evidence-based interventions.

The ORS spans the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all 50 states.

The Overdose Response Strategy is an unprecedented and unique collaboration between public health and public safety, created to help local communities reduce drug overdoses and save lives by sharing timely data, pertinent intelligence and innovative strategies.

The ORS is implemented by state teams made up of Drug Intelligence Officers (HIDTA Program) and Public Health Analysts (CDC Foundation), who work together on drug overdose issues within and across sectors and states. By sharing information across sectors, the ORS is growing the body of evidence related to early warning signs and prevention strategies. With the information shared, and programs inspired by the ORS, we are helping communities and individuals make healthier, safer choices.


TN Drug Intelligence Officer
Greg Roberts

KY Drug Intelligence Officer
Tony Janutolo

WV Drug Intelligence Officer
Bill Winkler