Developing and implementing quick response teams that respond to overdoses in communities is arguably one of the most complex public health interventions being employed to address the opioid epidemic. Rather than a top down, one size fits all approach to implementing QRTs for all communities, it is necessary to consider each community as unique and exceptional. It is also necessary to use grassroots strategies to assess the needs for, and responses to, efforts to facilitate linkages to care for individuals experiencing non-fatal overdoses.
Please join us for this very timely and critical discussion about evaluating QRTs in our communities.
- Valerie Marshall, External evaluator for Michigan DHHS, Western Michigan University Evaluation Center
- Jan Fields, Program Evaluator, Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) Program, MDHHS, Division of Chronic Disease & Injury Control
- Kimberly Sperber, Director, Center for Health and Human Services Research, Talbert House, Cincinnati OH
- Sarah Manchak, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
- Kelly Gurka, Overdose Data to Action Evaluation Team Lead, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Florida
Jan Fields & Chris Lysy