Data Reports & Presentations

Fighting Opioid Overdoses in Cayuga County: 2020 in Review

Presentation Cover Page 2020 Report

The work of the local HEALing team has had a considerable impact on lives saved and people being linked to recovery services. 

Review the 2020 Impact Report and learn about overdose trends in Cayuga County and our initiatives and data around Narcan distribution and improving access to opioid treatment.

Overdoses high, fatalities doubled

Overdoses in 2020 in Cayuga County

Overdose witnesses are saving lives with Narcan

Narcan distribution and administration 2020 in Cayuga County

Column: Combating the rise of overdoses in Cayuga County during COVID-19

21 reasons to keep fighting deadly opioids. As if living through a pandemic wasn’t bad enough already, 21 families lost a loved one to a fatal overdose last year. Most likely, opioids such as heroin and/or fentanyl were involved. While we are consumed with COVID-19 vaccinations, opening schools, and getting our lives back to some sort of normal, someone overdoses in Cayuga County almost every day. These overdoses involve a variety of substances and they may not all be fatal, but they signify an outcry that we cannot afford to ignore...
[Read the entire column as published in The Citizen on 3/30/2021]

Radio interview: HEALing Communities continues overdose fight

While overdoses of all substances increased by 16% from 2019 to 2020, fatal overdoses more than doubled. In 2019, 25% of all overdoses involved opioids. In 2020, the rate increased to 30%.
[Listen to the radio interview on Fingerlakes Daily News on 3/30/31]

Cayuga County 2020 Overdose Dashboard (click on image to download)

Cayuga County 2020 Overdose Dashboard

Community Presentations

Sharing the progress of the HEALing work with community members, stakeholders, and elected officials is an important aspect of our outreach. The HEALing team is keeping the public informed by sharing real-time, local data and impact stories via social media, newspaper op-eds, and presentations to public bodies, such as 

  • Cayuga County Legislature's Health and Human Services Sub-Committee
  • Cayuga County Human Services Board
  • Cayuga County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Sub-Committee
  • Cayuga County Drug-Free Community Coalition
  • Auburn City Council

Auburn City Council Presentation March 26, 2021

Auburn City Council Zoom