The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaboration and strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths. The ORS is funded by CDC and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improved information sharing across public health and public safety agencies, and by supporting evidence-based intervention.
As of July 2021, there are ORS Public Health Analyst (PHA) and Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) positions in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PHA positions are funded by CDC through the CDC Foundation and DIO positions are funded by ONDCP through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. These state teams form the foundation of the ORS and work to promote overdose prevention and response efforts, and increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health within and across ORS states.
The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time PHA to support the ORS. This position will support efforts of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago HIDTA, and other key partners in the development and implementation of drug overdose information sharing systems and evidence-based prevention programs.
The PHA will work remotely with visits, as needed, to Illinois Department of Public Health and Chicago HIDTA offices located in Chicago, IL.
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