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The Hamilton County Heroin Coalition (HCHC), a partnership of public health officials, law enforcement, first responders, hospitals, elected officials, treatment providers, and faith-based organizations, is expanding its existing quick response team (QRT). With the support of its research partner, University of Cincinnati Institute of Crime Science (ICS), HCHC has developed a QRT approach that will include proactive outreach to overdose survivors and individuals at risk of overdose (e.g., drug users’ social networks) to facilitate connections to treatment services. ICS is using social network analysis to develop a comprehensive picture of opioid user networks in Hamilton County, including “hot” places, people, or times for substance-related offenses to focus QRT outreach efforts.