Opioid Task Force Reporting OutcomesLorain County, Ohio
Last Updated: 5/19/2022
(This report is updated quarterly)
The Opioid Action Team of Lorain County has developed six goals and this report highlights the following programs or outcomes to address these goals.
1. Safe Medication Storage
2. Safe Medication Disposal
3. Quick Response Team Program
4. Warm Hand Off (WHO) Program
5. Overdose Report
6. Overdose Mortality Report
1. Supply Reduction
2. Demand Reduction
3. Overdose Reduction
4. Increase Access to Treatment
5. Increase Access to Recovery Support
6. Increase Economic Opportunities
Use the filter to explore demographics between the different programs.
Use the drop down filter to explore the program outcomes between quarters and years.
Safe Medication Storage and Disposal
The figure above shows the medication safes and medication disposals postcards received in Lorain County by month from July 2018 to present. The graph on the right is the actual number of medication safes and disposal pouches distributed by year.
Quick Response Team Program (Attempts and Contact Made)
The figure above highlights the number attempts and contact made visits for the Quick Response Teams by month from January 2018 to present. Additionally the figure does not include cases that were filtered out due to an unforeseen barrier, i.e. DOA, wrong address, etc. Yes=Contact was successfully made with participants, No=Contact was NOT successfully made with participants.
Warm Hand Off (WHO) Program
The figure above highlights the number of Warm Hand Off visits by month from August 2017 to present. Additionally this figure does not include cases that were filtered out due to an unforeseen barrier, i.e. legal barrier.
Drug Overdose Deaths (starting in 2011)
The figure above highlights all accidental overdose deaths by year from the Lorain County Coroner since 2011.
Opioid Overdose Deaths (starting in 2013)
The figure above highlights all accidental overdose deaths where an opioid was involved by year from the Lorain County Coroner since 2013.
Successful Program Outcome?
Successful outcome is defined as individuals who are engaged or working toward treatment, recovery supports and other medical/mental health resources.
Includes WHO and QRT Participants
Do you believe the medication safe or disposal will prompt you to secure your medications or clean out your medicine cabinet?
Includes Safe Medication Storage and Disposal Participants
Are you storing or disposing narcotics/opioids with the Medication Safe or Disposal pouch?
Includes Safe Medication Storage and Disposal Participants
Use the filter to explore program reach between the different programs, years, and quarters.
The value represents an instance of program participation.
QRT, WHO, Medication Storage and Disposal
(Data collection since: January 2017)
Accidental Opioid Overdose Deaths
(Data collection since: January 2011)
Overdose Detection (New World)
(Data collection since: January 2020)
For Any Questions Or Comments Related To This Report
Sarah Reinhold, MPH | Continuous Quality Improvement Officer
Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-233-2020
The data dashboards are supported through the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County via the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant.
About The Data
Data for this report is collected from a wide variety of sources. QRT data is collected from each individual QRT Team (Avon, Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO)) with the help and facilitation from the clinical teams at Fireland and LCADA Way. Warm Hand-Off data is collected from Let’s Get Real (LGR). Safe Medication and Storage data is collected through mailed-in postcards to the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board. Overdose data (non-fatal and fatal) is collected through the Overdose Detection Mapping Program (OD Maps). Overdose mortality data is collected from the Lorain County Coroners Office. All data is updated/collected on a monthly basis. For demographic, outcome and reach data, QRT data and WHO data is only included IF contact was made with an overdose survivor. Overdose data is collected from the police/EMS departments that are signed up on the software program and are willing to participate. The number of overdoses presented is not a complete representation of all the overdoses occurring in Lorain County. Warm-Hand Off (WHO) includes cases where an opioid or non-opioid was involved in the emergency room. Both of those cases will be seen in the demographics, outcomes and reach section. The number of WHO cases by month in the outcomes section separates whether an opioid or non-opioid was involved.
New World OD Report
This is a summary of the overdoses that have been reported in the New World data system used by most of the police department jurisdictions in Lorain County. This includes the following police departments: Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, North Ridgeville and all townships/villages covered by the Lorain County Sheriff's Office.
Limitation of this data:
1. Will only be recorded if these recorded the incident type as: drug overdose in the New World data system.
2. Data on Narcan used is not consistent. Different police departments do not enter this data point consistently across New World. Could mean the officer, EMS, Fire Department or bystander administered the Narcan.
3. The amount of Narcan used at an incident is not able to be tracked in the New World data system at this time.
4. This information is only from cities who use New World. This does not include the police departments who are not participating (Vermilion, Sheffield Village, and Oberlin).
5. This data will not include incidents where EMS handles the overdose and police do not write a report due to various reasons.
6. Overdoses could be put on the Overdose Detection Mapping Software Report as well as the New World Overdose Report, which is there there is a need for two separate reports at this time.
This data is not a full representation of all the overdoses occurring in Lorain County at this time