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Resources by Topic: Illicit drug use

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in the United States by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: NORC at the University of Chicago, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Opioid Mapping Initiative
Presents a mapping system that allows users to locate distributors of naloxone and prescription drug drop off locations. Aims to provide open data sets to local health departments, law enforcement agencies, and communities.
Additional links: National Drug Drop-off Locations Map, National Naloxone Map
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New America
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Indiana Naloxone Administration Heatmap
An interactive map showing the locations of naloxone use administered and reported by emergency medical services (EMS) in the state of Indiana. Presents data from 2014 to the past 30 days that can be filtered by time blocks, and weekday or weekend.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Management Performance Hub
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Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities
Provides practical steps that community and faith-based organizations can take to help address the opioid crisis. Includes information on awareness, prevention, and recovery support. Also covers community capacity building, collaboration, and federal resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center)
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Indian Health Service - Opioid Use Disorder and Pain
Discusses the use of prescription opioids and outlines proper pain management for Indian Health Services (IHS) patients and providers. Features resources for providers and tribal communities in the areas of crisis data and response, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and Tele-MAT, a Naloxone training toolkit, prevention, maternal/child health, pain management, supplemental opioid funding for IHS facilities, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Rural Opioid Educational Resources
A comprehensive list of National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health resources addressing the opioid crisis. Includes reports, webinar recordings, promising practices, training materials, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) resources. Also offers customizable posters, flyers, brochures, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis Issue Guide
Learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels. Includes initiatives and funding opportunities, rural program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program
Presents a report on the lessons learned from grant recipients of the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) Program grant. Features related resources, such as a webinar, training, data, and outreach materials.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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HRSA: Opioid Crisis
Features information, resources, and opportunities related to addressing the opioid crisis. Details HRSA's efforts to help combat opioid abuse, including the sharing of best practices, increasing education and training, and expanding access through health centers and the use of telehealth, among other interventions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Drug Overdose Deaths in Appalachia
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in Appalachia by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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