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National Academy for State Health Policy: How States Access and Deploy Data to Improve SUD Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Posted 3/2/2021 (updated 4/5/2024)

As state policymakers confront the substance use disorder (SUD) epidemic, they require a wide range of data – often found in disparate systems – to understand its impact and craft more effective treatment programs and interventions. This report explores best practices and sources for data gathering and describes how states can help communities access and use data to support local efforts.