What is in RAMP?

In response to the overdose crisis, we are reaching individuals at high risk of overdose and their social and care networks through a virtual environment.

This environment will be named the Risk Assessment and Management Platform (RAMP). In this environment, we will build around an Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning overdose risk assessment model through the interaction and integration of existing resources, creating a plethora of different mental health-related pillars to provide ongoing support for the vulnerable population and their social and care network. 

The platform will primarily be implemented in housing programs such as InputHealth as well as other facilities and sites. Click on each layer below to learn more!

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What is the Spiral Model?

The project is being developed under the Spiral Model, a combination of the Waterfall Model and Iterative Model. Each phase in the Spiral Model begins with a design goal and ends with the client reviewing the progress.


Landing Page

Navigation, engagement, and landing 

This is the first point of contact with users. Efficient and informative navigation increases engagement, allows users to easily understand the goal of the tool, and use it to its full potential. 


Screening and Assessment 

Screening, Assessment, Goal Setting, Treatment Engagement, and Monitoring Risk 

We are developing a high-risk assessment tool to reach people at risk of an opioid overdose. Based on the user’s input on the questions asked by the tool, users will receive an individualized overdose risk score, information about their risk factors, and risk management resources to prevent overdose. We will be piloting the tool at Coast Mental Health (CMH), a B.C. non-profit organization which provides housing and other services for over 4,000 tenants, many of whom have concurrent mental health and substance use disorders.


Prevention and Lifestyle Monitoring

Navigation of Healthcare, Self-care, Mindsteps, Day structure, Diary, Explanation of OD Risks, and Definitions 

Prevention and lifestyle monitoring provide both our target population and general audience a plethora of resources to navigate in the space of mental health and healthcare. The goal of prevention and lifestyle monitoring is to help individuals build resilience and cope with daily life stressors through the content we provide. 


General Tools 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Chart, Symptom Diary, and Pain Management

General tools provides users of the management system to participate and engagement through online therapies, online tracking of day structure and other tools. The goal of the general tools is to maintain good mental health, and decrease risk through the use of these tools. 


Overdose Specific Material 

Overdose Specific Material 

Withdrawal Management, Naloxone Training, Safe Consumption, Peer Support, and Substitution

The purpose of overdose specific material is promoting targeted prevention and preventing overdose. In the RAMP overdose specific material, we will deliver the most essential overdose information in a motivating, time-efficient, and easy to understand way. Topics covered will include Naloxone, a synthetic opioid antagonist medication that quickly reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids, and substitution treatment, the use of opioid agonist medications for the maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder in combination with behavioral therapies to prevent relapse of opioid use.


Common Backend

Word Press, Ruby on Rails, Stacks, and Python AI Machine Learning Algorithm 

The backend helps with data monitoring, usage of the online tool, and has a tuning machine learning algorithm linked to data from the screening and assessment. This allows the tool to optimize and calibrate its risk scoring system.