Opioid Use in Greater Hartford: Using the Data to Get the Big Picture
Release Date: 7/14/23
Expire Date: 7/31/24
This virtual educational activity is jointly provided by the Connecticut Hospital Association and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Target audience: Physicians, nurses, social workers, quality professionals, risk managers, healthcare executives, and all healthcare professionals working with women and families affected by trauma and addiction.
Description: This educational activity provides an overview of recent data trends related to opioid use disorder in Connecticut, with a focus on the Greater Hartford area. Factors contributing to the continued rise in overdose death rates in the Greater Hartford area and those related to substance use disorder will also be discussed.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the demographic and characteristics of individuals involved in drug overdose deaths in the Greater Hartford area during the most recent years.
- Discuss potential sources of quantitative and qualitative data related to the opioid epidemic.
- Explain factors related to substance use disorder, including social and economic conditions and access to care.
Mark Abraham, Executive Director, DataHaven
Mr. Abraham is the Executive Director of DataHaven, a public service non-profit organization that partners with local and state government agencies, academic and health care institutions, foundations, and community organizations to collect, share, and interpret public information about Connecticut. In his role at DataHaven, Mark has authored several dozen publications, and has established the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey program that has created an unprecedented source of statewide- and neighborhood-level information about public health, economic security, and other topics through live, in-depth interviews with over 35,000 randomly-selected adults between 2012 and 2021. From 2014 to 2017, Mark served as a Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as part of a national cohort focused on Racial Equity. Mark has received an "Impact Award" from the Community Indicators Consortium and a national "40 under 40 in public health" award from the de Beaumont Foundation, and was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (Washington, DC). Mark is a graduate of Yale University, and is pursuing graduate studies at the Yale School of Public Health.