Pennsylvania NEWS

Wolf Administration Unveils Additions to Opioid Data Dashboard

6/25/2018

The Governor's Opioid Command Center recently added three important datasets to Pennsylvania’s Opioid Data Dashboard, which was introduced in March.

 
“The more information we share, the more informed Pennsylvanians can become and the more we can work together to fight this epidemic from all sides,” Governor Wolf said. “The Opioid Command Center agencies are working tirelessly to collect data and make it widely available to health care professionals, treatment facilities, and the public.”

“As the opioid data dashboard grows to include more information, we are moving towards a more complete picture of the impact the disease of opioid-use disorder has on our communities,” Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said. “With this information in hand, communities can work at the grass-roots level to help prevent the disease, rescue those who are in immediate need and get their loved ones into treatment. Treatment works and recovery is possible.”

The newly added datasets include emergency naloxone doses administered by Emergency Medical Services, inmates admitted to prison who self-report opioid use, and naloxone prescriptions filled using Medicaid.

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website to learn more.