Cincinnati, OH – May 30, 2019: Cordata Community, a leader in care coordination and patient engagement technology designed for addiction and other community health issues, is pleased to announce further expansion of its coordination platform in Butler County, OH, as part of an effort to expand the mission to connect underserved and distressed populations to the county services designed to help them.
Butler County originally adopted Cordata’s platform in 2017 to support Quick Response Teams (QRTs) who engaged overdose victims to guide them into treatment. The County has since seen a 45% decline in the number of deaths attributed to opioid overdoses. Through QRT interventions emergency personnel, local law enforcement and behavioral health professionals work together to aid victims and their families in accessing the treatment they need.
Thanks to funding from the Department of Justice and the Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board, Butler County will expand its use of the Cordata platform to engage underserved populations and to address issues beyond opioid addiction. For instance, drug courts and crisis intervention programs will now be able to share data and coordinate their efforts through this software.
“We’ve seen the success of the QRT model in Butler County, and we’re proud that our coordination platform has played a part in helping expand access to treatment and mitigating the impact of the opioid epidemic,” said Cordata founder and CEO Gary Winzenread. “We’re excited to continue expanding outreach-driven models to expand access to additional community services.”
“Having our partner, Cordata, help connect our county front-line teams to services and treatments that can benefit the people they serve is a huge step toward making sure all of those affected by addiction, including those in underserved or distressed communities, have access to the resources they need,” said Dr. Scott Rasmus, Executive Director, Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board. “These crises are not just health issues, but social and emotional issues as well, and we must continue investing in both areas if we want to have a tangible impact on our community’s health and help our people heal.”
Teams in Ohio are working at the heart of the opioid crisis. The state has the second highest rate of opioid-related deaths per capita in the United States. Cordata’s platform is in use among eight counties in southwest Ohio, supporting a population of almost two million.
About Cordata Community
Cordata Community develops and delivers innovative and intuitive technology for outreach-driven care coordination and patient engagement to address critical community health issues and improve the health of underserved and uninsured populations. Our people-centric, cloud-based software platform and mobile app connect healthcare organizations, government agencies, community groups and resources, law enforcement and other stakeholders in public and community health. Our tools are designed to address addiction and behavioral health, hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS, foster care and child services and other challenging areas. Learn more at www.CordataCommunity.com.