Overdose Fatality Review (OFR)

The Onslow County Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) program conducts confidential reviews of resident drug overdose deaths to identify opportunities for improvement or intervention. Fatality review is a collaborative process that brings agencies together to share and discuss the circumstances leading up to the death of an individual and the response to that death. These reviews can lead to action to prevent other overdose deaths in our community.

Program Goals:


  1. Identify missed opportunities for prevention and system gaps
  2. Increase collaboration between local stakeholders on overdose prevention
  3. Recommend policies, programs, or changes that prevent overdose deaths and better serve individuals at risk for overdose
  4. Identify risk factors and common trends among overdoses and overdose deaths

For more information, contact Sophia Hayes at Sophia_Hayes@onslowcountync.gov or at (910) 989-3975.