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About These Tools

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is presenting these data tools for your information and use, but did not create them. These tools may be subject to copyright, and should be used within the terms of use outlined in any copyright restrictions.

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Columbus County Community Opioid, Alcohol and Other Drug Survey

Author: Addiction Consulting and Training Associates, LLC
Tool Type: Focus Group / Interview Questions
Data Collection Tool

The Columbus County Community Opioid, Alcohol and Other Drug Survey collects demographics of survey participants and provides insight into community members’ perceptions of strengths, available resources, and challenges faced in the community in regards to substance use and mental health.

Community Data Platform

Author: Cape Fear Collective
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

The Community Data Platform (CDP) is a cloud-based AWS MySQL database with over 1,000 metrics sourced from public sources, regional anchor institutions, and other community partners.

The NC Opioid and Substance Use Action Plan Data Dashboard

Author: NC Division of Public Health (NCDHHS)–Nort Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This dashboard provides equity-centered data and information related to the opioid crisis in North Carolina. It is updated annually, and the available data include opioid overdose deaths, opioid prescriptions rate, opioid use disorder treatment, and naloxone doses dispensed. When applicable, the data are stratified by race and ethnicity. This data dashboard features interactive maps at the state, county, and regional levels as well as trends over time that allows users to track progress and measure impacts on substance use efforts. In addition, it provides valuable resources on opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery by defined metrics.

County Health Data Book

Author: NC Division of Public Health - North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Tool Type: State Data Source
Existing Data Source

This source collects comprehensive health data for North Carolina. Among the health indicators available in this data source are mortality and morbidity rates, live birth rates, abortion rates, pregnancy rates, life expectancy at birth, and cancer incidence rates. The data are updated annually and presented at the county level so users can compare health outcomes between counties.

Columbus County Key Informant Opioid and AOD Survey

Author: Addiction Consulting and Training Associates, LLC
Tool Type: Focus Group / Interview Questions
Data Collection Tool

This survey collects participants’ demographics, attitudes toward existing resources, future support and service needed, and the perspective on service improvement and the impact of substance use on local systems and in Columbus County, NC.

Update to Bladen County Substance Use Strategic Plan

Author: Addiction Consulting at Training Associates and Bladen County Opioid Task Force
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

This report summarizes progress on the 2019 strategic plan. It includes statistics such as EMS overdose calls in Bladen County 2021, overdose deaths by age, race/ethnicity, and gender in Bladen County 20162020, etc. Further recommendations, along with the estimated budget for the next five years, are made based on the results that have been achieved.

List of Collected Substance Use Data and Sources

Author: BC Data 360
Tool Type: Notes
Data Collection Tool

This resource provides primary data sources related to substance misuse, metrics in Beaufort County, and the data formats available.

Columbus County Focus Group Collection Tool

Author: Addiction Consulting and Training Associates, LLC
Tool Type: Focus Group / Interview Questions
Data Collection Tool

The Columbus County Focus Group Collection Tool serves as a brief focus group guide to gain perspectives from stakeholders in Columbus County on the existing resources, supports needed, and specific areas for growth to better address substance use issues in the community.