NC Health News: Mapping Opioid Deaths in Guilford County

Posted on December 19, 2017

On December 19, 2017, Catherine Clabby wrote about the CHCS’s work tracking Guilford County opioid deaths, for North Carolina Health News: 

“To improve efforts to reduce the opioid death toll in Guilford County, a UNC-G research center is collecting and mapping relevant data. There’s plenty to upload. Public safety officials there have counted 700 opioid overdoses and at least 80 overdose deaths since January of this year. Unfinished autopsy reports are expected to increase the opioid death count.

“The mapping is just one step in the development of an opioid-overdose quick-response team in Guilford involving many organizations. The General Assembly earmarked $250,000 in funding for that project earlier this year.”

Read the full story here.

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