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The NC Opioid Data Dashboard, created by the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) of the NC Division of Public Health, provides integration and visualization of state- and county-level metrics from multiple sources to track progress towards North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan (NC OAP) goals. Naloxone access metrics include naloxone administrations by EMS and community overdose reversals. The data dashboard also provides links to additional data sources and partner websites such as the North Carolina Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee (NC OPDAAC) and North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC).

IVPB Poisoning Data provides county-, regional-, and state-level data comparisons on opioid-related metrics such as poisonings, naloxone reversals, emergency department visits, and prescribing.

The Core Overdose Data Slides provide basic data trends and public health surveillance around the drug overdose epidemic, including naloxone distribution and reversals.

County Level Overdose Slide Decks provide county-level opioid-related statistics in an easily digestible format for the general public and can be customized for various audiences and presentations.

NC Harm Reduction Slides provide details about the implementation of opioid-related policies across the state, including community naloxone reversals, law enforcement naloxone reversals, counties served by syringe exchange programs, etc. These slides are updated monthly by IVPB.

The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is NC’s statewide syndromic surveillance system. Authorized users are able to view data, including overdose and behavioral health data (e.g., suicidal thoughts) from emergency departments, the Carolinas Poison Center, and emergency medical services (EMS).  Data are updated at least once daily.

Users affiliated with health departments can be authorized by the NC Division of Public Health to have access to NC DETECT data.

To request access to NC DETECT, please read the Terms of Use and complete the online Account Request form.

Health departments can request training for NC DETECT by emailing NC DETECT data can be shared with partners outside the health department by following specific protocols. Contact for more information.

ODMAP is an application-based mapping system in which first responders (EMS, law enforcement, and fire) can track overdoses along with other relevant descriptors like fatal vs. non-fatal or the number of naloxone administrations per event. ODMAPS is free and displays overdose activity across multiple jurisdictions. Health departments can request access to this database.

NC Social Determinants of Health maps are interactive, online maps showing social determinants of health indicators in NC, including the economic, social, housing, and transportation status of residents across the state. A cumulative index is calculated from the metrics to provide an overall measure of social determinants of health indicators.

North Carolina Health Data Query System is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of health data based on user-specified selection of variables (e.g. age, race, county) and is maintained by the State Center for Health Statistics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive, online database that provides data on fatal and non-fatal injury (including drug poisonings), violent death, and cost of injury from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.