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Delaware Opioid Metric Intelligence Project, Final Report

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Date Published
June 2022
21 pages

The Delaware Opioid Metric Intelligence Project (DOMIP) sought to improve timely drug intelligence and community surveillance capabilities in Delaware to help reduce prescription (Rx) opioid, heroin, opioid, and other related problems.


The Delaware Opioid Metric Intelligence Project (DOMIP) achieved this by producing an integrated dataset with public health (e.g., overdose (OD) deaths) and criminal justice (e.g., offenses and arrests for drug-related crime) metrics. Six years were proposed, but the University of Delaware team was able to produce an 8-year dataset ranging from 2013 to 2020. The resultant 8-year integrated data set has enabled unprecedented community surveillance, statistical analysis, and mapping of a wide range of opioid and crime-related metrics, leading to recommendations for best practices in reducing drug market and drug diversion activities and public health risk factors.


Date Published: June 1, 2022