The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, launched a national data dashboard that tracks nonfatal opioid overdoses by state and county.
The dashboard intends to inform service providers how best to target substance use disorder (SUD) interventions and treatment, such as distributing the overdose-reversal medication naloxone. The dashboard uses nationally submitted emergency medical services (EMS) data and will be updated every two weeks. The dashboard will track four factors:
- Population rate of nonfatal opioid overdose in a community.
- Average number of naloxone administrations per patient.
- Average EMS time in transit to reach an overdose patient.
- Percentage of overdose patients who are transported to a medical facility for additional treatment.
This initiative aligns with the Biden administration’s National Drug Control Strategy, which calls for developing and strengthen the nation’s data systems to reach people at risk of an overdose and expand access to SUD treatment and high-impact harm reduction intervention.
Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.