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This document provides county-specific snapshots of overdose-related services and projects across Oregon. This information supports Oregon Health Authority (OHA) overdose-prevention funding decisions and county-level public health agencies’ planning and intervention efforts. 

This is an overview of data that the Injury & Violence Prevention Program uses. 

Firearm injury is one of the leading causing of injury death in Oregon. Firearm deaths occurs due to suicide, homicide, legal intervention and unintentional shooting. This fact sheet compares Oregon firearm death rates by sex, age and race/ethnicity. 

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (pdf) - 2022 
Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is also known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Includes: basic information and Oregon-specific data.

Homicide - Suicide Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2015 
A homicide-suicide is one or more homicides with the subsequent suicide of the perpetrator. Includes: basic definitions, data and analysis with details about: victims, perpetrators, place, relationships, mechanism of death and circumstances. Includes tips for prevention and additional who-to-call resources. 

Homicide in Oregon Related to Intimate Partner Violence Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2015

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is actual or threatened physical aggression, sexual assault, and psychological/emotional abuse directed toward a spouse, ex- spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or former dates.

Pseudoephedrine Rx in Oregon Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2014
In 2006, Oregon became the first state to make pseudoephedrine a Schedule III controlled substance. This requires individuals to obtain a doctor's prescription to purchase cold and allergy medication. Incudes: basic definitions, data from the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and information about flu activity in Oregon.

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2014
In 2009, legislation was passed that established the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) - a Web-based data system that contains information on controlled prescription medications dispensed by Oregon-licensed retail pharmacies. Includes: information on the medications collected, how the system works, the purpose of the system, who can access information, and basic operation facts.

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring: Program Evaluation (pdf) - 2014
Program evaluation guides the development of the system, examines how the information may guide clinical practice, generates information to inform policy, and helps target drug overdose prevention efforts.

Child Maltreatment Fact Sheet (pdf)  - 2014
Child maltreatment (CM) is any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child from birth through 17 years of age. Includes: information: basic definitions, data and analysis.

Firearm Fatality Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2016
Firearm fatalities occur due to suicide, homicide, legal intervention, unintentional shootings, and undetermined intent shootings. Includes: basic definitions, data and analysis.

Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2015
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, jolt, or penetration to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Includes: basic definitions, data and analysis.

Falls Among Older Adults in Oregon Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2014
Falls are a leading cause of injury death and disability among adults aged 65 and older. Includes: basic definitions, data and analysis.

Prescription Overdose in Oregon Fact Sheet (pdf) - 2015
Unintentional prescription overdose death and hospitalization rates in Oregon have increased by more than five times from 2000 to 2011. Includes: description of the issue, death and hospitalization data, who is at risk, what we know about the problem, self-reported survey data, and what can be done to prevent overdoses.

Suicide (pdf) - 2015
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Oregon. The rate of suicide in Oregon has been higher than the US rate for the past 30 years.

The Oregon Trauma Registry (pdf) - 2014
The Oregon Trauma Registry collects data from 44 trauma hospitals to identify the causes of traumatic injury, identify prevention strategies and to assure timely and quality treatment, education, and research.