OD2A Using real time data to reduce drug overdose deaths Using real-time data to Ultimately reduce drug overdose deaths. OD2A VitAL is assisting in the OD2A efforts by building a resource application to serve as a behavioral health educational resource and services directory for the state of Alabama. Continue Reading Providing Up-to-date behavioral services & treatment information through a convenient app to ultimately reduce drug overdose deaths. What is OD2A? OD2A is a federal project led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VitAL is a sub-recipient of this grant which was received by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The purpose of the project is to gather real-time data on drug overdoses and to use this data to drive prevention actions that ultimately reduce drug overdose deaths. OD2A provides a unique opportunity to build relationships in local communities. The efforts of the OD2A team will link organizations to create more efficient and comprehensive strategies to cope with the opioid epidemic. Activities implemented by grant recipients include short, intermediate, and long-term goals, such as decreasing drug overdose death rate, decreasing the rate of opioid use disorder, decreasing opioid-related emergency department visits, and increasing access to evidence-based treatment. VitAL is assisting in the OD2A efforts by building a resource application to serve as a behavioral health educational resource and services directory for the state of Alabama. Leveraging existing resources to reduce the morbidity and mortality of SUD, Facilitating new provider participation processes, and Utilizing telehealth technologies to intensify provider capacity.