Study finds community-led prevention approach reduces opioid overdose deaths in Pennsylvania counties

A new study suggests that community-led prevention strategies were successful in reducing opioid overdose deaths in 29 counties across Pennsylvania.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh analyzed data on overdose deaths from 48 Pennsylvania counties from 2016-2019. Findings indicate that opioid overdose death rates in counties that implemented a community-led approach were consistently lower than in other counties.


Harm reduction,  Prevention,  Substances,  

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  • opioids
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