A Data Hub for Spokane County
County Health Insights provides data and information about the well-being of Spokane County’s population, with a focus on health indicators. Public health officials and community partners use this information to identify community issues and needs, prioritize interventions and evaluate and continuously improve over time. Be sure to check out the initiatives section to see what community stakeholders are focusing on.
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State of Women & Children
Women Helping Women Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and children to create health families and vibrant communities. The WHWF has been working to identify critical areas that impact disadvantaged women and children in the greater Spokane area. The goal is to raise awareness and ignite action to improve key issues affecting the well-being of women and children in this community
Opioid overdose deaths have increased dramatically over the last two decades, leading federal authorities to declare an epidemic. Though the opioid death rate in Spokane county has decreased since 2006, non-fatal opioid events continue to increase. Opioid overdose hospitalizations have increased 2.5-fold since 2004. Opioids are highly addictive substances and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to widespread misuse. In the past 10 years, more than 500 people have died from opioid-related deaths in Spokane County–about 4 people per month.