Participation in DAWN gives ME/Cs another opportunity to
serve their communities and the public health by measuring
the most severe consequences of drug use, misuse, and abuse.
ME/Cs who become DAWN members
- Have ready access to their own de-identified data in "real-time" through DAWN LIVE!.
- Receive annual payments for participation.
DAWN staff work with ME/C offices to simplify the logistics
ME/Cs are invited to join DAWN based on their location in
selected metropolitan areas and States across the country.
DAWN invites jurisdictions
- In the same metropolitan areas as DAWN hospitals. With
ME/C jurisdictions and hospital emergency departments covering
the same metropolitan areas, DAWN can measure drug-related
morbidity and mortality for the same population base.
- In States with centralized medical examiner systems.
For the first time, DAWN can measure drug use, misuse, and
abuse outside of major metropolitan areas.