December 08, 2022
The White House today unveiled a first-of-its-kind dashboard that tracks non-fatal opioid overdoses and other key emergency measures related to the opioid epidemic.
Federal officials say the dashboard provides another tool to help communities address the ongoing public health crisis, including nationally reported data from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that can bolster their response.
“This dashboard puts data to work, strengthening our ability to save lives and fight back against the opioid crisis,” Ann Carlson, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in a statement.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospitals are committed to addressing the opioid crisis. This includes a focus on decreasing overdoses and subsequent deaths, increasing the number of patients entering treatment, and increasing the number of patients starting medication-assisted treatment. Learn more about our behavioral health priorities.
The Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose Tracker is available to review online.
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