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About These Tools
We hope you find these tools useful. We advise you to keep in mind that the content in these tools may cover sensitive issues that could be triggering for certain individuals.
The NC Opioid and Substance Use Action Plan Data Dashboard
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
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
Update to Bladen County Substance Use Strategic Plan
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 2016–2020, etc. Further recommendations, along with the estimated budget for the next five years, are made based on the results that have been achieved.
Columbus County Focus Group 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.
Bladen County Opioid Task Force Meeting
The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Tool
This report is a surveillance system that presents opioid overdose ED visit data in North Carolina. It is updated approximately bi-monthly, and users can access the data reports at the state and county levels. Additionally, the ED visits data are stratified by opioid type, age, race and ethnicity, and health insurance coverage. The drug overdose death data are also available from the website.