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amfAR Updates Opioid and Health Indicators Database

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has unveiled new features and content for its Opiod & Health Indicators Database, a free web resources that provides graphical data across the opiod, hepatitis C, and HIV crises.

From the amfAR website:

amfAR’s Opioid & Health Indicators database is a free web platform designed to support communities, lawmakers, and advocates in making informed decisions about the opioid epidemic and its impact on HIV and hepatitis C. The site is a window into the opioid epidemic unfolding in every American’s backyard.it provides local to national statistics using reliable data sources on new HIV and hepatitis C infections, opioid use and overdose death rates, and the availability of services like drug treatment programs and syringe exchange services. In addition, users can examine data at the state or the county levels to see the differential impact of the opioid epidemic by state or within states.

All data and reports are from publicly available sources and are free to be used by users for any purpose. More information on data methodology can be found in the Data Sources section.

New features of the tool include:

  • New indicator pages that allow users to view national opioid, HIV, and hepatitis C data, as well as services available at the state and county levels
  • Display side-by-side maps of regions to compare various opioid, HIV, and public health service indicators
  • New multi-year trend data and thirty-two indicators on health outcomes, harm reduction policy, law enforcement, and federal funding
  • Improved download features to enable further use of data for analyses

The website is free to use and all data sets are downloadable in PDF format or as data files for use in research and advocacy.

Learn more at http://opioid.amfar.org/