In 2014, over 240 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to overdose — that’s more than the number of people who died in car accidents, murders, and suicides combined. To respond to this public health crisis, Rhode Island has developed a strategic plan to address the epidemic.
This website — a data “dashboard” available to all — is designed to provide community members, health professionals, and policymakers with timely data to track Rhode Island’s progress toward reaching the goals outlined in the Action Plan. We offer the latest data on addiction and overdose in Rhode Island — as well as resources on preventing overdose for a variety of audiences, including loved ones of opioid users, health care providers, and more.
This project is an initiative of Governor Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. The site was developed by researchers at Brown University School of Public Health, who worked closely with a number of key stakeholders. Learn about our partners.
Interested in using data from this site?
Data sharing is an important way to help government, community organizations, scientists, and policymakers translate data into meaningful knowledge. If you want to use data from this site, please see our Data Policies and follow the instructions.
Thanks in advance for your interest in this project!