Health officials in Jefferson County, New York are using a new tool that they hope will help save lives. ODMAP is a database that alerts health officials about overdoses in real time. The county started using the program in early 2019. First responders can enter information after responding to an overdose, such as where it happened and what drug they suspect was used. It then gets put onto a map, allowing officials to track overdoses. Authorities think getting the information out to the public will help better educate and prevent death.

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