Overview of Problem
The Connecticut Department of Public Health presents an interactive dashboard with drug overdose data to increase public awareness about the impact of the opioid crisis in Connecticut. In this dashboard, demographic, geographic and type of drug-related overdose information can be visualized through the years from 2015 to 2021.
Overdose Data to Action Report
The Quinnipiack Valley Health District & The New Haven Health Department partnered with the non-profit Data Haven to produce a report reviewing substance use, overdose & treatment trends within our five towns.
State Crafted Reports
DPH Monthly Drug Overdose Death Reports:
- Unintentional and undetermined drug overdose deaths in Connecticut in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and preliminary data for January through August 2022.
- Statewide and local health department/district-wide prescription opioid data from the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System from January 1 – June 30, 2022.
- Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths in CT: Fact Sheet July 2021
CT Statewide Opioid Reporting Directive (SWORD) The Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), in collaboration with the Connecticut Poison Control Center (CPCC) at UCONN Health, and pursuant to Public Act No. 18-166, Sec. 5 have enacted a real time reporting mechanism for Opioid Overdoses in the State through Emergency Medical Services called the CT EMS Statewide Opioid Reporting Directive (SWORD). All CT certified and licensed EMS organizations and providers are now reporting to the CPCC after any call where the patient is suspected of opioid use causing decreased responsiveness, respiratory depression or death, whether or not naloxone was administered.
All data is then uploaded to ODMap, an overdose surveillance system, that allows local health and EMS to visually monitor overdose activity and trends in real time. Reports are published monthly and provide a comprehensive overview of opioid overdose activity across the state including heat maps, demographics of those impacted and narratives on findings from the field.
SWORD Newsletters 2022
- SWORD September 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD August 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD July 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD June 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD May 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD April 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD March 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD February 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD January 2022 Newsletter
- SWORD 2022 Annual Report (June 2021 – May 2022)
- SWORD 2021 Annual Report (June 2020 – May 2021)
- SWORD Annual Report (June 2019 – May 2020)
Monthly NHHD & QVHD Overdose Data Reports