Data on Website to aid in Substance Use Prevention and Treatment
October 11, 2022 – Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) enhanced and updated its substance use data dashboard to supply a comprehensive summary of substance use in Pueblo County.
The updated dashboard compiles data from multiple local partners, including law enforcement agencies, the Coroner’s office, emergency departments, behavioral health agencies, emergency transport services, and harm reduction agencies.
“Local data is important for those working to prevent, treat, and combat substance use and be able to demonstrate and evaluate the impact of substance use in Pueblo County,” stated Anne Hill DrPH, public health epidemiologist at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. Hill added, “These updates to the data dashboard make it easy for the public to use and understand trends in substance use across the county through an equitable lens. Working with a robust data group and peer specialists in Pueblo helped us gain perspectives from many walks of life and has made the updated dashboard easier for all to use.”
PDPHE is committed to continuous quality improvement, and the updated website is part of ongoing efforts to refine and improve data visualizations. Data included to the updated webpage are as follows:
- Overdose incidents
- Overdose deaths
- Overdose deaths & associated drugs
- Health-related data
- Emergency use of Naloxone/Narcan
- Community use of Naloxone/Narcan
- Fentanyl strip testing
- Opioid prescriptions
- Health equity and Pueblo County demographics
There is also a short video at the top of the updated web page to guide and orient the viewer to the new webpage.
View the webpage at pueblohealth.org.