Welcome to the Nevada Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

The dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, and the Southern Nevada Health District. The goal was to launch a data tool that provides enhanced data visualization and integration of statewide and geographically-specific non-fatal and fatal opioid-involved overdose and opioid prescription data. The purpose is to provide surveillance of several short and long-term goals currently targeted by Nevada's Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention program.

Find out what Nevada is doing to address the opioid epidemic at the following sites:

  • State of Nevada Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Nevada Awarded $5 Million to continue the fight against Opioid Abuse
  • Assembly Bill 474

  • Understanding the Data

    The data used in this application was gathered from several sources:

  • Electronic Death Registry System
  • Emergency Department Visit & Inpatient Discharge Data provided by Center for Health Information Analysis
  • Prescription Drug provided by Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
  • Division of Public and Behavioral Health

  • For deaths, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations both crude and age-adjusted rates are avialable for each indicator. Crude death rates equal the total number of deaths during a specific year for a given cause of death (i.e. heroin overdose), divided by the population and multiplied by 100,000. For example, a crude death rate of 20 for heroin overdoses would mean that there were 20 resident deaths from heroin overdose per 100,000 population for a given year. The same approach was used to calculate crude incidence rates for emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to, for example, opioid overdoses. Age-adjusting the rates ensures that differences in incidence or deaths from one year to another, or between one geographic area and another (i.e. county-to-county), are not due to differences in the age distribution of the populations being compared.

    Only crude rates are available for prescription drug data. All prescription drug measures are based on counts of either prescriptions or residents meeting some criteria (i.e. taking 100+ MMEs of prescription opioids), and divided by the population and multiplied by 1,000. Please note that prescription drug indicators are per 1,000 residents.

    Please visit the Data Definitions page for detailed descriptions of how each indicator was calculated, assumptions regarding the data, and any limitations.

    Using the Dashboard

    For optimal compatability, please use the Chrome or Firefox Web Browsers.

    There are two dashboards available for use. Both the State Dashboard and the County Dashboard (links available in the sidebar) display data with an emphasis on where the opioid overdose epidemic is most acute (i.e. by county and zip code), and how it has changed over time in these areas.

    Explanation of icons/settings when navigating the site:

    - Collapses or 'hides' the sidebar. For some screen sizes (i.e. 1078x768), collapsing the side bar may improve viewing of the dashboard. If not, we recommend adjusting your browser window.
    Settings: - Settings for graphs or tables. Each window has an analytic focus and is customizable by clicking the 'settings' tab in each window. You will have the option of selecting:
  • Data Source
  • Year to display (all graphs default to the most current year of data)
  • Total population or demographic group(s)
  • Type of rate (crude or age-adjusted, age-adjusted only available for total population for zipcodes)
  • Data Indicator (please review the Data Definitions page)
  • Geography (depends on the graph)

  • Clicking, Hovering, Scrolling, & Dragging All of the graphs and maps are dynamic. Which means they respond to clicking, hovering over, scrolling or dragging elements. The maps will zoom by scrolling, move by dragging (like Google Maps), and will display data for colored geographic areas upon clicking. All of the graphs respond to clicking and dragging. You can reset the graphs by double-clicking. All of the bar charts will display data values by hovering your mouse over the bars. Our advice is to explore the graphs in order to achieve the rendering of the data desired.

    Nevada Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

    Please review the Data Definitions page for detailed information on how indicators are calculated.





    Please select your County