This Project

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. In 2016, more than 300 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to overdose. To respond to this public health crisis, Rhode Island has developed a strategic plan to address the epidemic. Building on past accomplishments and progress of the original plan 2019, the strategic plan was updated in 2019.

Learn more about the Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force Action Plan.

Our Website

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.

Our Team

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 reference this website, the original source of the data listed below the chart or map, and the date when you pulled the latest data. You can get all of that information in chart footnotes or the NOTE boxes at the top of each page.

Thanks in advance for your interest in this project!