Wisconsin Department of Health Services: State Health Agency’s new data tool shows a decline in the number of opioid deaths in Wisconsin

Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt 608-266-1683

The 838 deaths reported in 2018 is a 10 percent reduction from the year before
Opioid deaths are at their lowest level since 2015 according to the most recent data collected by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and reported through a new online tool featuring interactive charts, graphs, and maps, Data Direct: Opioids.

“The most recent data on Wisconsin’s opioid epidemic is encouraging,” said DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk. “It shows that our collective ongoing efforts to support individuals and communities affected by this public health crisis are working to save lives, but we still have a lot of work to do to end this epidemic.”

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