The United States is in the middle of an opioid and heroin epidemic. According to the CDC, between 2002 and 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled. Likewise, prescription opioid-related overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past 20 years. This is alarming as research in the last decade has linked prescription opioid abuse to higher rates of heroin abuse. At the state level, Michigan had a 13.3% increase in its drug overdose deaths from 2014 to 2015 (1,763 deaths in 2014; 1,980 deaths in 2015) making our state one of nineteen states with statistically significant increase in drug overdose deaths. While national and state statistics are astounding, we realize our first priority is here in Jackson County. In order to make the greatest impact, we need a better understanding of what is happening in our community.