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Reduce the number of non-fatal opioid overdoses in Chittenden County

Number of Opioid Overdose Incidents Responded to by District 03 EMS

9September 2018

Story Behind the Curve

Updated October 2018

In June 2018, District 3 EMS responded to 15 opioid overdose incidents, more than in any other month over the last year. A decline in opioid overdose incidents was seen from November 2017-March 2018, followed by an increase each month after March 2018. Peaks in incidents are anticipated in the spring and summer months, while dips are anticipated in the fall and winter months. These data mimic 911 call trends reported by other communities in Vermont and across the nation. Data on overdoses and opioid events collected from the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department shows similar seasonal trends. To see all overdose incidents, including opioids and other drugs, click “Trend Line Comparison” in the top right corner of the graph. In 2018, nearly 30% of all overdose calls were related to opioids or heroin.

  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Chittenden County EMS Providers
  • Chittenden County Police Departments
  • Timely data collection and reporting [2]
  • Monitoring trends over time and place to identify high risk times and areas where overdoses are likely to occur [3]
  • Utilizing data to enhance education, training initiatives, and rapid interventions [4]
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