Maryland Priority Topic Investments

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Maryland 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 Maryland.

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 Maryland there were:

2,771

overdose deaths

44.6

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

Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths

Overdose Funding At A Glance
Overdose Funding At A Glance
Maryland

$9,069,958

FY21 Maryland Total Overdose Prevention Funding

 

FY21 Awards

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

  • Maryland State Award: $6,120,264

Public Health and Public Safety

  • Overdose Response Strategy: $74,500*

Research

  • Johns Hopkins University: $637,144

*average award amount

Examples of How Maryland Is Working to Prevent Overdose

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Positive language guide for SUD data products

Maryland created a five-step guide to help data teams and epidemiologists ensure new substance use disorder (SUD) data products are developed using person-first, non-stigmatizing language.

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Overdose fatality review data dashboard

Maryland enhanced the usability of the data dashboard used by local Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) teams to improve the rate of completed case reviews.

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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