Data Sources and Data-Linking Strategies to Support Research to Address the Opioid Crisis: Final Report [open pdf - 2MB]
"The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a five-point strategy for addressing the significant social and public costs associated with the opioid crisis (see Box 1) (HHS, undated). Numerous efforts are underway to implement these strategies, which are intended to address key contributors and harms related to the opioid crisis, enhance the ability of public health officials and policymakers to monitor the crisis as it evolves, and facilitate more-informed policymaking. [...] This report provides an overview of the types of secondary data sources currently being used or that could potentially be used to evaluate interventions or conduct other analyses that address the five-part HHS strategy. The report highlights key research questions in each area and identifies opportunities to use existing data sources and implement data-linking strategies that can support assessments of the HHS strategy."
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/