Missouri completed jurisdiction-level vulnerability assessments that identify counties at high risk for 1) opioid overdoses and 2) bloodborne infections (i.e., HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B) associated with nonsterile drug injection.

DHSS, in partnership with a facilitation team from the University of Missouri – Columbia’s Disaster and Community Crisis Center, held a series of six stakeholder meetings in 2020 to gather feedback on the vulnerability assessments. Additional meetings are being planned in 2022 to gather feedback on the update. Due to the need to gather specific feedback on the updates, rather than general discussion of the issues, a limited number of stakeholders will be accepted to each meeting. Registration is required at the links below. Lunch will be provided.

Stakeholders also requested that data utilized in the vulnerability assessments be made available in a sortable format.

2022 Vulnerability Assessment Data

2020 Vulnerability Assessment Data

Missouri’s work builds upon a prior national vulnerability assessment completed by the CDC, which identified 13 Missouri counties among the top vulnerable counties in the nation. Information about the 2016 national vulnerability assessment project is available at https://www.cdc.gov/pwid/vulnerable-counties-data.html

Missouri's Plan

Under the Opioid Crisis Supplemental Funding, Missouri was also tasked with developing a plan to strategically allocate prevention and intervention services and distribute findings to key stakeholders in forms that support action.

Fact Sheets

Stakeholders who contributed to this project expressed the need for easily accessible data and information on resources related to overdoses and bloodborne infections. The following fact sheets were developed in response to this request.

  • Currently posted profiles reflect 2020 data for the 30 counties identified as more vulnerable.
  • Profiles for all counties reflecting the 2022 updated data will be available later in 2022.

For more information on the topics included in the Missouri vulnerability assessments, visit: