Oneida County’s Opioid Task Force Overdose Response Team has launched an online dashboard tracking overdose statistics across the county.
The dashboard shows the percentage of overdoses by age group, drug type and location, as well as the number of fatalities.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says this will help keep the public informed about drug trends and statistics in the area.
“I believe that when you’re dealing with any public health issue—whether it’s the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis, or any number of other issues—innovation, expediency, and transparency are key to saving lives, and that’s what we’re hoping to achieve here,” said Picente.
The dashboard will be updated weekly.
The Overdose Response Team developed the dashboard through a 2019 grant, in an effort to collect, share and analyze overdose data to better understand local trends and the impacts on the community.
The grant was awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To view the dashboard, click here.