Baltimore City Health Department Announces Public Dashboard Tracking Opioid Overdoses


Baltimore, MD— On Monday, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) announced the launch of a public dashboard to track and report data on opioid overdoses in Baltimore City. The dashboard includes data from 1999 through 2020– the last year for which finalized data is available.

“We’re doing everything we can to combat the opioid crisis,” Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott said. “We’re aggressively exploring supervised use sights to reduce fatal overdoses and increase access to drug treatment; we’ve filed a lawsuit on behalf of City residents against irresponsible drug-makers to hold them accountable for the damage they’ve done to our community; and we’re using data in collaborative ways to spur innovation in our battle against the drugs that are claiming the lives of so many of our friends, family members, and neighbors.” 

Information on the dashboard derives from several data sources including Maryland Department of Health Vital Statistics, Open Data Maryland, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Centers for Disease Control.

“The goal of the dashboard is to ensure that Baltimore City residents are informed regarding trends in opioid overdoses and deaths,” said Mary Beth Haller, Interim Commissioner of Health. “This dashboard is another tool we can use to strengthen ongoing collaborative work among public health partners in Baltimore to combat the opioid overdose epidemic.”

In addition to providing data trends, the dashboard also provides information regarding the science of addiction and access to resources, including naloxone training and treatment resources.

Residents can access the dashboard at: .

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