Overdose Surveillance

Opioid Story Map

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Opioid Story Map
Published October 2017; updated November 2021

Across the nation, we have witnessed the increased use of prescription and non-prescription opioid ddrugs; more than two million Americans have abused or become dependent on pain medications.  The Community Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation (CAPE) unit of the Alameda County Public Health Department has prepared a story map focusing on trends in prescribing practices and opioid outcomes - emergency department visits, hospitalization, and mortality- among residents of Alameda County.  The maps and graphics contained here provide an emphasis on the populations most affected by opioid use disorders and poisonings.

Opioids in Alameda County

Opioids in AC

Opioids In Alameda County - Fact Sheet
Published November 2016

Alameda County Opioid Indicators, 2009 to 2015 - Dashboard
Published November 2016

Opioid use disorders and overdoses from prescription pain killers have gained both national and local attention. These documents are intended to inform local clinicians and policy makers about the extent of the opioid problem in Alameda County.

The opioid fact sheet focuses on trends in prescribing practices and the negative consequences of both prescription and non-prescription opioid use. It places emphasis on the populations most affected by opioid use disorders and poisonings.

The opioid indicator dashboard provides further trend data on opioid-related health indicators and measures.

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