Dear Prevention Partners,

We are excited to share that the Opioid Annual Report, 2020 and two Data-to-Action reports are made available on the opioid data webpage (http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/opioid/) on the NYSDOH website. 

The New York State - Opioid Annual Data Report, 2020 contains data on deaths, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations involving opioid overdoses, as well as data on opioid prescribing, admissions to substance use disorder treatment programs for heroin and other opioids, and on naloxone administration encounters.

Data-to-Action Reports:

These Data-to-Action Reports are short communications on important topics that provide specific opioid-related data to mobilize public health action. Reports include key messages, quick facts describing the topics, figures illustrating relevant data, language describing recommendations, evidence-based approaches, and suggested actions and resources.

Opioid Data Dashboard: In addition, the Opioid Surveillance Data Dashboard application was updated on the NYSDOH website: https://www.health.ny.gov/opioiddashboard. This dashboard makes opioid-related data easily accessible to health officials and the public, and displays data for opioid indicators interactively at both state and county levels. The dashboard is designed to be a key resource for enhancing the utilization of opioid surveillance data, and assisting in the response to the opioid crisis.

We hope these will be useful tools for you, and we would like to thank our partners who have contributed data and support in the development and update of these reports and dashboard.

Please direct questions and feedback to opioidprevention@health.ny.gov.

Sincerely,

New York State Opioid Prevention Program