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:
overdose deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)
Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths
Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)
Public Health and Public Safety
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Examples of How Idaho Is Working to Prevent Overdose
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.
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.