New Updates: amfAR Opioid & Health Indicators Database

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, launched an Opioid & Health Indicators database in June 2017 to be used as a tool that can provide a window into the opioid epidemic unfolding across the United States. The database now includes new features and content. For the first time, users can now compare data on opioid use, drug-related mortality, HIV, and hepatitis C at the county, state, congressional district, and national level. The website features new side-by-side maps to allow geographic comparisons, multi-year trend data, and 32 indicators on health outcomes, harm reduction policy, law enforcement, and federal funding.

The website is free to use and all data are downloadable in PDF format or as data files for use in research and advocacy. Learn more at http://opioid.amfar.org/.

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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