Wisconsin Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic.
“Local leaders throughout the state of Wisconsin have been working diligently to combat the opioid crisis,” Frassetto said. “USDA is taking an active role by providing access to pertinent data to help them formulate solutions for prevention, treatment and recovery.”
The opioid misuse Community Assessment Tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic, census and other public information. This data will help leaders, researchers and policymakers assess what actions will be most effective in addressing the opioid crisis at the local level. The Community Assessment Tool is free and available to the public at opioidmisusetool.norc.org.