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Resources by Topic: Prescription drug misuse

Preventing Substance Misuse in Rural Settings
A guide to delivering substance misuse prevention programming in rural communities. Identifies challenges and strategies specific to rural areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Education Development Center
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Wisconsin - Opioids: Summary Data Dashboard
Provides access to interactive county-level data on opioid deaths and hospitalizations in Wisconsin. Includes data by age, sex, opioid type, and race/ethnicity. Select a county by clicking the map. Provides information on adult and youth opioid use. Highlights how populations are using opioids, reasons for obtaining opioid prescriptions, and trends for medication misuse.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
Details the multi-year initiative to overcome barriers to access of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use disorder (SUD).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Arizona Opioid Dashboards
Provides interactive data on opioid overdoses in Arizona. Includes data by area and zip code, age group and gender, other drugs involved in overdoses, neonatal abstinence syndrome, deaths from overdoses, and trends over time.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Opioid Overdose Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments
Toolkit offering resources, data, and other information at the local, state, and national level related to the opioid epidemic and substance use issues. Focuses on five response efforts: monitoring and surveillance; prevention; harm reduction and response; linkage to care; and stakeholder engagement and community partnerships.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Highlights the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services strategy to combating the opioid crisis. Presents resources and information for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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A Spotlight on Rural Families
Provides several articles and a webinar recording addressing rural children's health issues. Resources cover using telehealth to support breastfeeding mothers, coordinating care for rural patients, and maternal opioid use.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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Rural Communities in Crisis: A Critical Count to Save Lives During the Opioid Epidemic
A method rural communities can use to estimate the size and characteristics of the population who inject drugs. Includes a toolkit describing the approach and an online calculation tool that can be used to estimate service needs in a community related to the opioid crisis.
Additional links: Calculation Tool, Toolkit: Applying Population Estimation Methods in Rural America
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model
Overview of a CMS initiative focused on the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder (OUD) through state-driven transformation of the delivery system. Supports coordination of clinical care and integration of other services critical for health, well-being, and recovery.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States
Interactive map highlighting state- and county-level drug overdose death data, including opioid overdose deaths, in the United States. Data can be examined by selected demographic, economic, and behavioral health factors for 3 time periods: 2010-2013, 2014-2017, or 2018-2021.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Justice Assistance, NORC at the University of Chicago, U.S. Department of Justice
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