Report: Using GIS to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

On average, 100 Americans die every single day as a result of opioid overdose. The opioid crisis has gotten so bad that the federal government has labeled it a public health emergency. To address this serious issue, state and local agencies are turning to GIS technology.

For example, by integrating GIS into their opioid strategy, Oakland County, Michigan, was able to map out opioid overdoses along with medicine disposal locations. This allowed health professionals to assess what areas needed medicine disposal facilities.

Download this new report from Esri to learn a six-part framework you can use to monitor and combat the opioid crisis in your community.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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