Project Lazarus: Community-Based Overdose Prevention in Rural North Carolina
Describes a community-based overdose prevention model in an Appalachian county of Western North Carolina to combat the high unintentional poisoning mortality rate due to prescription opioids. The main components of this model include community involvement, coalition building, monitoring and surveillance data, overdose prevention, use of medication for reversing overdoses, and the education of primary care providers in managing chronic pain and safe opioid prescribing.
Author(s): Su Albert, Fred W. Brason, Catherine K. Sanford, et al. Citation: Pain Medicine, 12, (suppl 2), S77-S85 Date: 06/2011 Type: Document view details
Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Use in Appalachian Kentucky: A Survey of Rural Health Department Clients
Analysis of demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data from patients screened for hepatitis B and hepatitis C at four health departments in rural Kentucky in 2006-2007. Includes statistical breakdowns by sex, age group, education, employment, marital status, government assistance, insurance, and various risk factors linked to drug use and sexual activity.
Author(s): W. Jay Christian, Claudia Hopenhayn, Amy Christian, Deana McIntosh, Alvaro Koch Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(1) Date: 01/2010 Type: Document view details
Recovery Ecosystem Index
Interactive mapping tool that provides access to county-level data on the substance use recovery ecosystem, including scores that help understand access to treatment and support, as well as infrastructure and social factors. Also Includes overdose mortality, socio-demographic, and economic data. Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organizations: East Tennessee State University, Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence (RCOE), NORC at the University of Chicago view details