ODMAP is an application that provides near real-time suspected overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and public health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to a sudden increase or spike in overdose events. Please join us at 9 AM Pacific time/12 PM Eastern time for a conversation with Mark Karandang from Northern California HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)Prevention Initiative to learn about how ODMAP could assist your community to better utilize near real-time data to save lives from overdose. The principles of the system will be explained, as well as show how to explore further in your community. Examples of how local jurisdictions have worked with ODMAP will be presented and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


SFC (Ret) Mark Karandang

Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator

Northern California HIDTA

Sgt. 1st Class Mark A. Karandang is a current member of the National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force assigned as the Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator and a prevention lead with the Northern CA High Intensity Drug Tracking Area (NCHIDTA) based out of San Francisco, CA. With 20 years of active federal…

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Reb Close, MD

Attending Emergency Physician

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

  • Lead Clinical Physician, Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative,

Reb Close, MD is an Attending Emergency Physician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and the lead clinical physician for the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative. The Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative is a collaborative effort in Monterey County to promote the safe use of prescription drugs, promote safe…

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Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President Emeritus, External Relations and Preventive Medicine

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Director, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's Senior Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor and the Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice. A long-standing voice for the public's health, Nevarez is responsible for developing relationships with health and public health organizations and interests, advocating for…

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