Opioid-related Data in New York State

In response to the growing opioid public health crisis and recommendations to improve the timeliness of reporting opioid-related data, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Opioid Prevention Program provides opioid-related data to support statewide prevention efforts. These efforts include improving timely opioid overdose reporting to key stakeholders. This information is a valuable tool for planning and can help identify where communities are struggling, help tailor interventions, and show improvements.

This website is designed to provide comprehensive and useful data and information regarding opioid use and misuse. New resources will be added often. Please check back frequently.

New York State Opioid Dashboard

    The New York State Department of Health Opioid Data Dashboard is an interactive visual presentation of indicators tracking opioid data at state and county levels. It is a key resource for monitoring fatal and nonfatal opioid overdoses, opioid prescribing, opioid use disorder treatment, and the overall opioid overdose burden. The state dashboard homepage displays a quick view of the most current data for 78 opioid-related indicators, and compares them with data from previous time periods to assess performance. Historical (trend) data can be easily accessed, and county data (visualized as maps and bar charts) are also available for most opioid tracking indicator. The county dashboard homepage includes the most current data available for 69 opioid-related indicators. Each county in the state has its own dashboard.

New York State Opioid Summary Reports

New York State County Opioid Quarterly Reports

In accordance with the recommendations of the New York State Heroin and Opioid Task Force and 2016 legislation, the NYSDOH is providing opioid overdose information (deaths, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations) by county in quarterly reports. The reported cases are based on the county of residence. Opioids include both prescription opioid pain relievers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine, as well as heroin and opium. These reports do not fully capture the burden of opioid abuse and dependence in New York State. Furthermore, the reports are not considered complete by the NYSDOH and should be used and interpreted with caution, because subsequent reports may contain frequencies for a quarter which differ from the previous report as they reflect additional confirmations and updates.

Technical Assistance for Opioid Data Indicators

This section contains resources to help users navigate the data website, understand the indicators, and interpret the data. Additional resources will be added periodically.

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