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 County Opioid Quarterly Reports (Provisional Data)

In accordance with the recommendations of the New York State Heroin and Opioid Task Force and 2016 legislation, the NYSDOH provides quarterly reports with opioid overdose information (deaths, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations) by county. Information is also provided for admissions to OASAS-certified treatment centers and naloxone administrations by EMS, law enforcement, and community responders. These reports provide timely data that are lagged by only one or two quarters depending on the data source. Please note that the data presented in these reports are considered preliminary by the NYSDOH and should be used and interpreted with caution. Subsequent quarterly reports may contain figures, which differ from a previous report due to additional confirmations, updates, and timing of data received.

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 98 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 77 opioid-related indicators. Each county in the state has its own dashboard.

New York State Opioid Annual Reports

New York State Opioid Data to Action Reports

The Data to Action Reports are short communications on important topics that provide specific opioid-related data to mobilize public health action. Reports include key messages, quick facts describing the topics, figures illustrating relevant data, language describing recommendations, evidence-based approaches, and suggested actions and resources.

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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