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Racial Disparities in United States Overdose Rates

Research conclusively finds that racial disparities in healthcare settings have worsened the overdose crisis in Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color communities. Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other BIPOC communities are disproportionately impacted by the drug overdose crisis. Overdose mortality rates steadily increased in the Black community since 1999, and doubled in the five-year period ending 2019. 

This is one of five facts sheets explaining 5 interventions needed to end the overdoses crisis.

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