Idaho Priority Topic Investments

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Idaho Overdose Investment Snapshot

Combatting the current overdose crisis is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) overdose investments for the state of Idaho.

There were 91,799 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2020 (28.3 deaths per 100,000 standard population), a stark 30% increase from 2019. Approximately 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 involved an opioid, with synthetic opioids (e.g., illicitly manufactured fentanyls) accounting for more than 80% of all opioid-involved deaths. Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 55% and deaths involving psychostimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) increased by 47% from 2019 to 2020. Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine also increased by 22%.

In 2020 in Idaho there were:

287

overdose deaths

15.9

overdose deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)

Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths

Overdose Funding At A Glance
Overdose Funding At A Glance
Idaho

$2,272,971

FY21 Idaho Total Overdose Prevention Funding

 

FY21 Awards

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

  • Idaho State Award: $2,198,471

Public Health and Public Safety

  • Overdose Response Strategy: $74,500*

 

 

*average award amount

Examples of How Idaho Is Working to Prevent Overdose

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Overdose tracking in emergency departments

Idaho enhanced its overdose surveillance capabilities to capture 93% of all emergency department visits statewide. These data allowed the state to track suspected drug overdose visits and target outreach to areas experiencing disproportionate overdose impact.

capacity building

Comprehensive prevention programming

Idaho’s seven public health districts continue their activities in naloxone trainings and distribution, public awareness, and harm reduction. Harm reduction activities include overdose rescue kit distribution to first responders and community organizations actively working with individuals at risk for overdose.

CDC Overdose Prevention Strategies

CDC’s Injury Center plays a critical role in addressing the drug overdose epidemic by driving progress in the five strategic priorities that guide CDC’s response framework for preventing overdoses.

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