Cincinnati, OH – January 29, 2018: 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 the use of their Community software in responding to the opioid crisis in Greater Cincinnati. The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD), utilizing a Grant from the RC Durr Foundation, will form quick response teams (QRT) covering eight counties in Northern Kentucky to engage more overdose victims, guide them into treatment programs and follow up during the course of their recovery.
The QRT model has emerged as the leading national model to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic, with more than 15 communities nationwide embracing it. Cordata’s tools and technology are being used by the majority of those QRTs, typically replacing paper documents, spreadsheets and basic surveys, which made information difficult to share. Teams in Boone and Kenton County had been using Cordata’s software on a trial basis, but this agreement with NKADD will expand the use of Cordata’s technology to coordinate all community responses across Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties.
This expansion of coverage, combined with Cordata’s partnership with Interact for Health, who covers eight counties in OH just north of the river, will allow for a broad range of regional community responses in the Cincinnati area to be tracked using common software and a common data model. It is hoped that in the coming years, this volume of common community data can lead to key trends and best practices that can accelerate the pace of progress against this critical epidemic.
“We are excited to be in partnership with forward thinking community organizations like NKADD,” said Cordata’s founder and CEO, Gary Winzenread. “Cordata is proud to play a small part in reaching out to members of our community being so drastically affected by this disease. Without community minded funding entities like the RC Durr Foundation and Interact for Health, we wouldn’t be able to support the key people in the field that are making a difference every day.”
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