OFR Resources


These new OFR tools provide practical recommendations to help communities plan, implement, and evaluate OFRs based on a strong foundation of collaboration, data collection, and prevention. They are designed for multiple audiences, including public health, public safety, criminal justice, drug treatment, and social services.

“Change Happens at the Speed of Trust”: OFR Forum Raises Profile of Winning Strategy in Battle Against Substance Abuse


Publication — 4/16/2021

10 Tips to Facilitate a Successful Overdose Fatality Review


Publication — 3/2/2022

As Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Circle Widens, Ripple Effects Intersect in Pennsylvania County


Publication — 10/18/2021

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Social Determinants of Health


Online Resource — 1/26/2021

Changes Spurred by OFR Team Transform Battle Against Substance Use in Winnebago County


Publication — 12/20/2021

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist


Publication — 7/20/2020

COSSAP Overdose Fatality Reviews and COVID-19 Virtual Case Review Meetings


Report — 4/20/2020

COSSAP Webinar: Next-of-Kin Interviews


Webinar — 3/16/2022

COSSAP Webinar: OFR Evaluation: Resources and Practical Steps for Implementation


Webinar — 8/17/2022

COSSAP Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Stigma Among Public Health and Public Safety Professionals


Webinar — 10/24/2022

Demonstration for OFR Data System: How to enter a new case and learn what the color codes means?


Video — 9/26/2022

Demonstration for OFR Data System: How to find and update an existing case?


Video — 9/26/2022

Demonstration for OFR Data System: How to find my OFR Data System Project?


Video — 9/26/2022

Demonstration for OFR Data System: What else is on the project home page?


Video — 9/26/2022

Embedding Self-Care Throughout the Overdose Fatality Review Process


Publication — 10/20/2022

Evaluation Profile for Overdose Fatality Reviews


Report — 9/1/2021

From the Field: Indiana’s OFR Statute Language


Online Resource — 7/1/2020

From the Field: Overdose Fatality Review, Indiana Department of Health


Online Resource — 1/15/2021

From the Field: Traumatic Brain Injury and Opioid Use Toolkit


Online Resource — 10/19/2020

From the Field: Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Utah Department of Health


Online Resource — 1/15/2021

From the Field: Winnebago County Overdose Fatality Review Team, Winnebago County, Wisconsin


Online Resource — 1/15/2021

From the Field: Approaching OFR Partners


Report — 1/27/2021

From the Field: Investigation and Certification of Drug Toxicity Deaths Training


Webinar — 2/8/2021

From the Field: OFR Project Management Template


Report — 1/27/2021

From the Field: OFR Project Management Tool Demonstration


Video — 1/27/2021

From the Field: OFR Project Management Tool Instructions


Report — 1/27/2021

From the Field: OFR Timeline Samples


Report — 1/27/2021

From the Field: Opioid Fatality Review Boards: State Laws


Report — 12/10/2020

From the Field: Sample Facilitator Job Description


Publication — 5/5/2021

From the Field: Sample New Member Packet


Report — 5/13/2021

From the Field: Utah’s OFR Statute Language


Online Resource — 7/1/2020

Guidance for Facilitators: Beyond Facilitation—The Cultivation of an Overdose Fatality Review Team


Publication — 7/14/2021

How to Get Set Up with REDCap


Video — 10/29/2020

Just Partnerships to Enhance Overdose Fatality Review


Podcast — 2/19/2021

Law Enforcement's and First Responders' Roles in Overdose Prevention—Deflection and Overdose Fatality Review


Webinar — 5/18/2022

Model Overdose Fatality Review Teams Act


Report — 2/17/2021

Multiple Perspectives on Overdose Fatality Reviews


Webinar — 7/27/2021

New to OFRs Affinity Group


Webinar — 2/15/2022

New to OFRs Affinity Group: Collect Your OFR Data


Video — 6/7/2022

New to OFRs Affinity Group: Facilitate Your OFR Meeting


Video — 5/10/2022

New to OFRs Affinity Group: Plan Your OFR Meeting


Video — 4/12/2022

New to OFRs Affinity Groups: Building a Recommendation Plan


Video — 7/5/2022

Next-of-Kin Interviews: A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementation


Toolkit — 3/22/2022

Office for Victims of Crime: The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit


Online Resource — 1/15/2021

OFR Data System REDCap Project Overview


Video — 10/29/2020

OFR Facilitation Checklist


Publication — 3/31/2022

OFR Welcome Remarks


Video — 11/1/2022

One-on-One With Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association (LAPPA)


Podcast — 3/11/2021

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) and COVID-19 Response


Webinar — 5/7/2020

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Data System Guidance, Version 2.0


Report — 11/9/2022

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR): Recruit Your OFR Team


Webinar — 3/15/2022

Overdose Fatality Review Mentor Program Relaunch Overview


Webinar — 9/21/2022

Overdose Fatality Review Teams Literature Review


Publication — 2/19/2021

Overdose Fatality Review Teams: Partnerships with PDMPs


Meeting Presentation — 8/11/2020

Overdose Fatality Review Teams: Partnerships with PDMPs


Webinar — 8/11/2020

Overdose Fatality Review: A Practitioner's Guide to Implementation


Report — 9/1/2020

Overdose Fatality Review: National Standards


Report — 6/30/2022

Overdose Fatality Review: National Standards


Webinar — 4/20/2022

Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)


Online Resource — 12/15/2020

Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) Program Overview


Publication — 9/20/2020

Partnerships for Prevention: Overdose Fatality Review 101


Webinar — 1/16/2020

Public Health and Safety Team (PHAST) Toolkit, Draft Version 2.0


Report — 3/15/2020

Rural-focused OFR Webinar


Webinar — 8/24/2020

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch


Publication — 7/21/2020

Sample Interview Questions: Facilitator Role


Publication — 5/7/2021

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Case Summary Outline


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement and Review Sign-In Sheet


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Governing Committee Report Outline


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Interagency Data Sharing Agreement


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Meeting Ground Rules


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Members' Guide to Collecting Case Information


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Agenda


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Case Email


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Recruiting Letter


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Recommendation Work Plan


Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Summary Data Report


Publication — 7/22/2020

Self-Care and Bereavement Support Throughout the Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Process


Webinar — 7/20/2022

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Overcoming Stigma, Ending Discrimination Webcast


Webinar — 3/28/2018

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Why Addiction is a 'Disease' and Why It’s Important


Webinar — 4/26/2018

Success Story: Overdose Fatality Review Use of Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program Data


Webinar — 6/15/2022

Template: OFR Data Sharing Protocol


Publication — 7/22/2020

The 2019 Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) Cornerstone Report: Overdose Prevention Services in Jails


Publication — 10/28/2020

The NEW OFR Data System: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started


Video — 2/16/2022

Treatment Record Privacy Laws


Publication — 8/15/2020

Uncovering the Connection Between a History of Problematic Substance Use and Brain Injury Matters in Overdose Fatality Review


Webinar — 6/3/2021

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