New dashboard provides data on recent trends in drug overdoses, utilization of prevention and harm reduction services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched an interactive data dashboard to highlight current trends in drug overdoses among Michigan residents, and to monitor the use of overdose prevention and substance use disorder treatment services.

The new dashboard provides the most current data available on fatal and nonfatal overdoses in Michigan through a variety of data visualizations, including graphs, charts and maps. The dashboard was funded through a Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Overdose Data to Action grant.

In addition to data on overdoses, the dashboard includes information about progress on MDHHS-supported overdose prevention initiatives, such as access to naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can reverse opioid overdoses. Most data indicators are available at both the statewide and county levels to demonstrate how the overdose epidemic varies across counties in impact and prevention resource utilization.

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