Despite aggressive action by New York State, drug deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits continue to rise, especially in upstate communities — mirroring a trend seen across the country.
To help policymakers understand and combat the epidemic, we’re tracking New York’s response to the opioid epidemic in a comprehensive, ongoing study that combines aggregate data analysis with on-the-ground research in affected communities.
Our research seeks to paint a detailed picture of policy responses at every level of government, helping to inform and improve future policy decisions.
Follow the research in real time with Stories from Sullivan.
By talking to community members, public officials, medical experts, and activists, we seek a better understanding of the causes and effects of the opioid epidemic not just in Sullivan County, but in similar communities across the country.View Report