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Multiple Perspectives on Overdose Fatality Reviews

The presenters highlighted OFRs that have been implemented by engaging the medicolegal death investigation system and will discuss challenges and recommendations associated with implementing an OFR.

The webinar consisted of three presentations on OFRs highlighting a county-level, a rural community, and a state-wide approach. The following presentations were included in the webinar:

  • Ocean County (New Jersey) OFR: A County Approach to Conducting Social Autopsies
    • Presenter:
      • Kimberly Reilly – Department of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opioid Dependency at the Ocean County Health Department in
        New Jersey
  • Jay County (Indiana) OFR: A Rural Community Approach to Conducting Social Autopsies
    • Presenter:
      • Kimbra Reynolds – Executive Director of the Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition and the Overdose Fatality Review Coordinator for Jay County, Indiana
  • Utah State Department of Health OFR: Important Partnerships
    • Presenters:
      • Megan Broekemeier – Fatal Drug Overdose Research Coordinator in the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner at the Utah Department of Health
      • Kacy Robinson – Fatality Review Specialist at the Utah Department of Health


  • Mallory O'Brien, PhD – Senior Researcher Advisor at the Office of Justice Programs


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July 27, 2021

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