Using Data to Combat Opioid-Related Harms
January 24, 2020
Since the opioid epidemic was officially declared a federal public health emergency in October 2017, states have undertaken a wide range of activities to address opioid-related harms. In February 2019, ASTHO surveyed its members to understand how data is being utilized to address these harms in their jurisdictions. This brief summarizes the results of this survey and highlights data-based approaches used to address four types of opioid-related harms: prenatal substance exposure, neonatal abstinence syndrome, adverse childhood experiences, and injection drug use-associated infections.