Are you ready to become part of the movement?
When it comes to substance use, knowledge is power.
The SOAR Initiative offers Deadly Batch Alerts systems for communities of any size, from cities and counties to provinces and states. Based on a successful pilot program in Ohio, SOAR’s bidirectional system is unlike any other—it allows community members and public health officials alike to submit reports of bad batches or overdose surges. Reports that spark concern can be immediately sent to your network of subscribers, combining grassroots knowledge with institutional data to save lives.
Deadly Batch Alerts help you gather data from diverse sources.
Whether you’re looking for greater invovlement of the community in your public health efforts, lack good data about where and why overdoses are occuring, or want to keep a pulse on emerging drug trends in your region, Deadly Batch Alerts connect you to the most knowledgable individuals near you. Leverage the power of crowdsourcing to fight against overdose mortality.
Partner with SOAR to build quickly and scale easily.
Don’t go it alone—save time and money with our prebuilt software.
Many organizations are ready to invest in an alerts system but balk at the cost of hiring technology specialists to create a solution from scratch. SOAR has spent over three years perfecting our Deadly Batch Alerts software in Ohio, making it easier than ever to bring alerts to your region without breaking the bank on a custom platform.
Customize your alerts to each community you serve.
SOAR’s software is built in increments called “regions,” and it’s up to you to decide how many regions you want, how big they’ll be, and what type of alerts they’ll receive. City neighborhoods, clusters of rural counties, and sprawling suburbs each have their own drug trends, and our system allows you to get granular with who recieves each alert you send.
Choose the features that suit your budget.
Pricing is per region. Organizations seeking multiple regions (i.e., a statewide system) are eligible for discounts on both setup fees and monthly costs.
- Bidirectional text message alerts system
- Secure dashboard to send alerts and view community submissions
- Comprehensive user guide
Ongoing technical support and maintenance
- Basic analytics dashboard
- Small to medium regions looking for basic text alert functionality
- All Basic features
- Custom interactive dashboard for advanced insights
- Priority technical support and maintenance
- Regions looking for more advanced analytics and customizable reporting
- Larger regions with greater technical support needs
- All Advanced features
- Mobile app with local resource directory and report submission tab
- Regions looking for a mobile app companion to their text alert system
- Communities where many people lack smartphones (with the app, alerts can be sent and viewed on tablets at physical locations)
Looking for financial support? Apply for a grassroots discount.
We recognize that the grassroots organizations which need our system the most often receive the least financial support. That’s why we offer a limited number of deeply discounted alerts systems for select community-based organizations. To be eligible for a discounted system, organizations must:
Be led by the community you serve, including people with lived experience
Demonstrate the need for an alerts system in your region
Describe how you will recruit subscribers and build a successful platform
Organizations selected to receive the grassroots discount will only be responsible for paying a $200 setup fee and $75/month maintenance fee. The rest of the costs associated with building and hosting your system will be covered by our generous donors.
Interested organizations should fill out the form below and indicate that you are interested in the grassroots discount. Once we receive your initial inquiry, we will send you the full application. The current application cycle closes on November 15th, 2022 for alerts systems that will be implemented by February 2023. Recipients will be contacted by December 2022.
Reach out for more information
Have lingering questions about the benefits of an alerts system, the setup process, or pricing? We’re happy to provide more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with a member of our team.