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The United States:

Opioid Crisis

 

 

Misuse of prescription medications and other opioid drugs have increased significantly over the years leading Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, to declare the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency in October of 2017. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME, 2020) 357 CT Residents lost their life due to a drug overdose in 2012, a number that has tripled the last 8 years. In 2020, the opioid crisis claimed the lives of 1,378 residents; an opioid was involved in 94% of those deaths, while fentanyl was involved in 84%.

 

 

 

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Overdose Data to Action

The Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) was awarded the Overdose Data to Action grant through the Department of Public Health (DPH) in March of 2020. In collaboration with the New Haven Health Department (NHHD) this new grant will allow us to expand our efforts to address the surging opioid crisis in the greater New Haven area. Working with the state DPH and other local partners, we aim to enhance our response to drug overdoses, strengthen public health interventions to prevent the misuse of opioids, improve protective behaviors, increase our communities awareness and reduce drug overdose morbidity and mortality.

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