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. This project was completed using Opioid Crisis Supplemental Funding (under CDC-RFA-TP18-1802) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Full Report: Missouri Opioid Overdose and Bloodborne Infection Vulnerability Assessments 2020

Stakeholders also requested that data utilized in the vulnerability assessments be made available in a sortable format.
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 national vulnerability assessment project is available at https://www.cdc.gov/pwid/vulnerable-counties-data.html

Missouri's Plan

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.

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 profiles are posted for 30 counties identified as more vulnerable. Profiles for the remaining counties are in development.

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