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Team Surrey

Phase 1 Finalist

Fraser Health Authority delivers publicly funded health services to communities from Burnaby to Boston Bar. The Surrey RCMP provides policing services to the City of Surrey, and Surrey Fire Service provides emergency response services to the City of Surrey.

The Submission

A real-time alerting system of suspected overdoses (fatal and non-fatal) by geolocation, time and demographic details of individual. Data comes from existing first responder sources (Fire Services, RCMP) and informs the public health response.

The Impact

The tool will incorporate information readily collected by Fire Services and first responders to provide near real-time community overdose activity data to inform public health, emergency response and law enforcement action. This system can geofence different areas and thresholds are flexible based on the overdose epidemiology for the area, making it adaptable for communities across Canada.