HHS by the Numbers
5% decrease in the rate of drug overdose deaths between 2017 - 2018.
CDC Mortality Data
106% increase in total DATA waived provider - since January 2017 - June 2019
142% increase in medication-assisted treatment patients at HRSA - funded community health centers from 2016 - 2018
Opioid overdoses caused more than 42,000 deaths in 2016, more than any previous year on record. In 2017 HHS declared a public health emergency to combat the crisis. HHS as a whole has is making great strides against the Opioid Epidemic.
For accessibility, view the raw data.
HHS Agency-specific Opioid Resources