Additional Resources

Basic Drug Use Epidemiology Guide (Epi Guide)

June 27, 2022

The CDC Foundation & Vital Strategies

Description: This guide was developed as a supplement to the PHAST Toolkit to support local, regional, and state health departments in developing a basic epidemiological picture of opioid use and overdose in their region. The Epi Guide provides an overview of key overdose and substance-use indicators; key data investigation questions; suggestions on how to secure, analyze, and stratify data; possible data sources; examples; and references.

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keywords: Data sharing, Data use strategies, Guide, Module 2