The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) is a free, web-based tool that provides near real-time suspected overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and public health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to a sudden increase, or spike in overdose events. For over five years, ODMAP has been available to government (state, local, federal, or tribal) agencies serving the interests of public safety and health. Each agency wishing to participate signs a data-sharing agreement that is designed to protect the data within the system. Once signed, they can begin uploading data and have access to the National Map feature which allows users to view nationwide data and built-in analytical tools (i.e., filters, pre-built charts, and adding additional data layers). Additionally, once an agency is approved, they can set up county-level spike alerts.
Currently, there are almost 4,000 agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who are utilizing the tool and, as of January 2022, more than 850,000 overdoses have been entered. Approximately 17 states have a state-wide ODMAP implementation strategy, which includes legislation in Florida, Maryland, and West Virginia that requires reporting to ODMAP.
The ODMAP team continues to work towards improving the platform and working with stakeholders to learn more about how ODMAP is being used in the field. ODMAP has developed a series of spotlight videos and one-pagers on programs that utilize ODMAP in the field across the country. The goal is to further support and facilitate collaboration, communication, and coordination within the ODMAP community.
For more information about ODMAP, please see:
Request agency access
ODMAP YouTube Channel
Ali Burrell, ODMAP Program Manager
Phone: (410) 662-2355