The CMS opioid prescribing mapping tools are interactive tools that show geographic comparisons of de-identified opioid prescriptions filled within the United States. The mapping tools allow users to see both the number and percentage of opioid prescriptions in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs in order to better understand how this critical issue impacts states and communities nationwide.
Interactive Mapping Websites
The Medicare Part D opioid prescribing mapping tool is an interactive tool that allows the user to see both the number and percentage of opioid claims at the local level in order to better understand how this critical issue impacts communities nationwide. By openly sharing data in a secure, broad, and interactive way, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) believe that this level of transparency will inform community awareness among providers and local public health officials.
Mapping Broadband Health in America 2017 is a Federal Communications Commission tool showing access to broadband by US county.
OMI is a coalition of 17 local governments, universities, and nonprofits who meet monthly to swap insights, share best practices, and test their theories of change. The website and reports document mapping initiative activities during its first year. Case studies and maps show various aspects of the opioid crisis, for example:
- Where to access naloxone- pharmacies and clinics providing naloxone to the public.
- Prescription Drop Box locations where unused medications can be turned in.
The website also includes news and articles about local governments mapping the epidemic, examples of applications the government has provided the public, and open data sets which those applications use. It also recommends apps for use to access these data.
Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) is a tool that communities can use to implement a real-time overdose surveillance system that supports public safety and public health efforts to mobilize immediate responses to overdose spikes. More information can be found in this presentation on ODMAP.
NORC at the University of Chicago has created this tool to allow users to map overdose hotspots and overlay them with data that provide additional context to opioid use disorder and death - including the strength and diversity of local economies, ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status of residents. Maps are specific to the United States and to the Appalachian region.
The Recovery Resource Hub provides an extensive interactive map to find treatment and recovery support services.
The Rural Health Data Explorer allows you to select from a wide range of data. Estimated age-adjusted drug poisoning mortality. Drug overdose deaths national and by state, 1999-2016.
This community-based tool consists of a two-day workshop that brings together stakeholders in the criminal justice, behavioral health, and recovery support systems to identify strengths, gaps, and priorities in their communities, and can strengthen the community response to the opioid crisis.
Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) identifies the vital places in the system where best practices should be implemented, thereby increasing a person’s chances of recovery and decreasing recidivism.
An interactive tool from the RAND Corporation that gives trends for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) from 2009-2015 for states and counties.
The Opioid Misuse Resource Map provides a list of interventions at the community level to address the opioid crisis by each state. The list shows a number of opioid-related projects that have been compiled from USDA partners and agencies throughout the US.