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Overdose Fatality Review Board in Rural Arizona a Blueprint for Success in Combating Substance Use

Publication Date: 12/21/2023

Rural communities possess the social networks, resourcefulness, and resolve to reduce overdose deaths if they are able to equip local stakeholders with the partnerships and data they need to produce effective responses. Overdose fatality reviews (OFRs) have emerged in recent years as ideal vehicles to deliver those responses sustainably. Learn how the OFR Board in Yavapai County, Arizona, was instrumental in helping to reduce overdose deaths in the county by 18 percent from 2020 to 2022, following a 108 percent increase from 2017 to 2020

Keywords: Rural, Tribal, Fentanyl, Awareness